I spent a good hour on the phone with WashDadJr tonight. He was thinking of double-majoring in electrical engineering (his current major) and computer science, until he read the requirements for both degrees. He called me depressed because, "There's no way I can finish both in four years, and there's no way I'm staying in college for five." It took me a while to figure out that he just wanted my support for him changing majors to CS. Like I care -- but I do care that he still called me for advice. This was very cool.
We spent most of the call going through the online course schedule, catalog, and majors requirements figuring out what he is taking second term. Since he started school with 24 units, he can't follow the "recommended freshman curriculum." I guess one bit of good news is that he's a sophomore already, so he gets to register earlier.
He's taking Formal Logic and Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Atomic America: The Cultural History of Nuclear Technology in the United States, Introduction to Accounting, General Physics II, and Introduction to Golf. One of the advantages of the AP credits is that he can take the occasional "mostly for fun" class like Atomic America.
Anyone else have a freshman sweating 2nd term registration?