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Registration Question

bkallday1bkallday1 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
Hi everyone! So yesterday my major's department sent me an email telling me that I had to drop this one class that I was enrolled in because it was reserved for transfer students in my major. So after dropping the class it brought my total unit count down from 14, to 12 units. I'm already entering cal poly with 12 degree-applicable units from ap credits. So the classes I'm scheduled to take now are: Ant 250, Engl 145, and Hist 110. I'm thinking of adding Stat 217 but am worried that I may overwhelm myself due to getting adjusted to cal poly, and San Luis Obispo life in general. On the flip side I don't want to be bored because I'm not taking enough classes. What should I do about this?

Replies to: Registration Question

  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    The simple answer is ask your advisor. They know stuff that even the most seasoned CC posters might not. With that said, my advice is to add a class. If it's too much, drop one. Just don't let the situation get out of hand in your other classes before you drop if you need to. Good luck.
  • NTKS17NTKS17 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    I would say it depends on where your strengths lie. If you are generally strong in history and English (reading and writing), then you should be able to handle those three classes along with stats, since Ant 250, Engl 145 and Hist 110 are all GE's and most people who are strong in these subjects say they are not that much more difficult than their high school classes were. That being said, those three classes should be enough to keep you occupied, especially during your first quarter when you are still discovering SLO and getting used to college. If you're not sure about stats for whatever reason, but want another class, I would suggest meeting with an advisor or checking out the course catalog for some other two unit classes you can take as alternative. This way you'll have another class, but since it'll only be two units instead of four like stats would be, it likely won't take up too much extra time. While registration is closed, you can still view class times and crash any class(es) you are interested in on the first day to try and get in. Also, if you don't get in on the first day, but really want a class, keep trying to crash just by showing up as if you are enrolled. Professors will usually continue to add past the first class meeting, since people will be changing their schedules a lot over the first week and someone might drop opening up a spot for you.
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