Registration day has rolled around again. There has been a buzz around campus this week because of the impending registration for the spring semester. Students are struggling to pick classes, work out times and fulfill core requirements. All of these factors can come into play when trying to put together a schedule. Students also have to deal with the key decision of whether to register online or in person at the registrar’s office.
Before registration can start, though, students must decide what classes they should take. The difficulty of deciding what classes to take and arranging a schedule that does not conflict with itself can be a huge burden for students during registration time.
Some students pick classes based on the professor who is teaching it, while others take classes they know will be beneficial to their major. Lana Morelli, a junior political science major, is taking Constitutional Law next semester to help with her law school aspirations. Other students, both incoming and departing, are also looking to fulfill requirements. “I am mostly taking core classes right now,” Kelli Moorehead, a freshman English and communication major, said.
Registering online has been one of Cabrini’s biggest improvements in recent years. Registering online is quick and easy. Most importantly, registering online allows students to register at a time that is convenient for them and does not interfere with their class schedule.
“Online is user friendly and more convenient for my busy schedule,” Shawn Rice, a senior English and communication major, said. Even the registrar’s office has noticed that students have been turning to the convenience and ease of online registration.
“Hardly anyone comes to the desk. Some people drop off their papers for us to register for them but many people register online,” Richard DiDonato, a junior math major and employee of the registrar’s office, said.
However there are still some students who believe in doing things the old fashioned way. “I have never registered online. I like to hand in a paper in person so I know it will be processed correctly,” Amanda Farrington, a senior psychology major, said.
This process makes students feel more secure and helps avoid confusion. “Online is easier, but I feel safer in person,” Jessica Marrella, a senior English and communication major, said.
Whichever method you choose and whatever classes you choose, registration time always makes students a bit more hectic. It is best to remember to take a deep breath and take things one decision at a time. Narrow down your choices for classes to a manageable list, then decide whether or not you want to register online or in person. Besides just remember that either way it will all be over in a week.
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