Course registration is right around the corner, and we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to support your student as he or she successfully navigates this process.
Registration is an exciting time, but constructing a schedule that meets program requirements and accommodates extracurricular activities, work, athletic schedules, etc., can sometimes be challenging for students.
However, with the right approach and help from his or her advisor/student success coach, your student will be able to create a schedule that meets his or her needs and keeps him or her moving towards graduation. Below, we have provided some key information that will help you better understand registration at Stevenson.
Current SU students are assigned specific registration dates and times, which are the earliest they can register for classes. Registration dates & times are assigned based on the number of credits students have completed (not including the current semester). This means that seniors register first, followed by juniors, then sophomores, then freshmen. Allowing seniors—who may need more specific courses to graduate—to register first helps ensure they can finish their degree on schedule. Freshman and sophomore students have more flexibility in their schedule, so they register last. Spreading students out during registration also avoids overloading the system during high demand registration periods.
Building a Schedule
When creating a schedule, it’s important for students to keep an open mind and work with their coaches/advisors to explore all of their options. Flexibility is key. Students’ coaches/advisors can help them determine which requirements need to be completed in a specific semester and which ones don’t and help them adjust their major’s Suggested Course Sequence to take advantage of available classes.
The Advisor/Coach Role
Advisors and coaches are here to help. If a student is struggling to construct a schedule or finds that he/she can’t register for a class that is needed to stay on track, the student should reach out to his/her student success coach or faculty advisor. The advisor/coach will work with the student, the Registrar’s Office, and/or the Academic Program Administrators to explore all of the options.
Adjustments to Course Offerings
Academic Program Administrators, the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of Student Success carefully monitor enrollment during registration and make adjustments to the schedule throughout the process. In order for us to accurately assess students’ needs and act accordingly, we need students to work with their student coaches/advisors who then will keep us informed.
Stevenson University’s Registration Planning Team