Want to do registration right? Do these 5 things and you’ll own it.
- Know Your Registration Time Slot and Plan Ahead: Spring registration starts on October 30th, but not everyone gets to register right at 8:00 am that Monday morning. Most of you will need to wait until your specific enrollment appointment time. Find your enrollment appointment time (along with some other tips) by following the instructions on this page.
- Understand SIS: Want to know what General Education Courses you still need to take? Wondering if you have taken all the courses for your minor? There’s an easy way to answer those questions and it’s to take a look at your SIS report. If you aren’t sure how to find or read your SIS report, this 4-minute tutorial will give you the basics. That said, the best way to figure out what classes you need to take is to meet with your faculty advisor (the name of that person can also be found on SIS).
- Know About the Human Development and Psychology Want Ads and PRO (powered by Handshake): Interested in doing a research or teaching assistantship and want to know what is available. Psychology faculty often post information about research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and internships on the Human Development and Psychology Want Ads. Additionally, many community internships are posted on PRO (Phoenix Recruitment Online) through UWGB Career Services (check out this video on PRO). Make sure to check there too.
- Stats First… Then Research Methods: And this will serve as our semesterly reminder to that you need to meet your statistics and research methods requirements early because research methods (PSYCH 300) is a prerequisite for about half of our upper-level psych courses. We recommend you take COMM SCI 205 (Social Science Statistics) as soon as you can and take PSYCH 300 (Research Methods in Psychology) the semester after that. This will open the door for you to take most of our other upper-level courses when you’re done.
- Meet With Your Advisor: All these tips are good… but, honestly, if you really want to crush registration, you should meet with your advisor. He or she is the best person to talk you through registration, career advising, and help you make sure you are on track to graduate. You can find your advisor’s name through SIS (see above) and you can find his or her officer hours right here.
To sum up, meeting with your advisor is important. Just ask these Smug Psychology Students.