artsci weekend?

<p>is the artsci weekend worth going to if ive already visited the school twice?
do classes get filled up quickly if i do sign up just reguarly the fall?
thanks</p>

<p>I have the same problem. I would love to sign up for classes early but I'd rather not pay $175+an airplane ticket to go up there.</p>

<p>i did an artsci weekend, way back when... I thought it was a lot of fun, and it's great to be able to start making friends early, but if you'd rather do other things with your summer you'll do just fine too. </p>

<p>There are some classes (labs, etc) where signing up early can make your semester a fair bit more convenient, but you're never going to "fall behind a semester" because you didn't do an artsci weekend or anything. If you're worried about classes you want to take, just check courses.wustl.edu and see if they're filling. I think there's an option on the website to look at previous semesters, too, if you want to see whether or not a class generally fills up. :)</p>

<p>Just note: never worry about gen chem filling up. It won't. You'll get in.</p>

<p>Same with any class that has 100+ seats in it (there are some exceptions, but those tend to be upper level classes you won't be signing up for anyway).</p>

<p>Physics 197 will go fast, but an art sci weekend really won't help- engineers and physics majors essentially have dibs on that anyway. There will still be physics 117 if you really want to take it as a freshmen.</p>

<p>I wouldn't suggest doing one. I went to one last year and it didn't really give me much of an edge socially. Registering early isn't really that big of an advantage if at all considering they will make you register later for the spring. They've begun to make the weekends a lot more restricted and you have to attend their events which aren't always the most interesting/educational. So...the 175 plus a plane ticket wasn't worth it in my opinion.</p>

<p>You may want to look at the size of classes right now...everyone but incoming freshmen have signed up. <a href="https://acadinfo.wustl.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://acadinfo.wustl.edu&lt;/a> and click on course listings.</p>

<p>You are pretty much guaranteed to get into the large lab classes, calculus classes, first year engineering classes, art and architecture classes, etc. They will make room as needed. As for some of the other courses, a lot of the 100/200 level courses are already filled...more so than in previous years. If theres a class with one section you really want to take this semester, it might be worth the while to do the weekend.</p>

<p>But at most schools, especially during the recession where universities have cut the number of courses enrolled, getting the classes you want your freshman year is pretty impossible. </p>

<p>If you ignore the registering early part of artsci weekend, if you've visited it twice it really isn't worth the money.</p>

<p>^this. :)</p>

<p>also, if you don't have a webstac account, here's a direct link to the course listings:
<a href="http://courses.wustl.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://courses.wustl.edu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Just thought I'd mention again (I mentioned it in some post a couple weeks back) but a Wash U student made a website that allows for more better brwosing of courses. You can search by course name, requirements, level, professor name, etc.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.woocourses.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.woocourses.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It is so much better than the Wash U course listing.</p>

<p>Also, once you have a Webstac account be sure to check out the course evaluations website at
<a href="http://evals.wustl.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://evals.wustl.edu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Here you can look at how students have rated both courses and professors. You'll want to look at things like amount of coursework (a lower score is less work), teachers interest in how students do, and an idea of how the grades are for the course. Before I enroll in any course I check out all the evaluations, and this helps me decide sections, which courses to take, etc.</p>

<p>One last note....registering early really depends on your major. If you're doing a science, or math major, like I mentioned before, you'll get into your needed 1st year science and calculus course. </p>

<p>If you're interested in something like Philosophy for example, there's only a couple spots left in any intro philosophy courses, and will probably all be filled by the fall. </p>

<p>So I'd really recommend getting an idea of what courses you want to take -- aim for 12-14 units your first semester. If you're in arts and sciences, you'll be taking Writing 1 your first year so you may likely take that as one of your courses...there are numerous sections, but the best time slots fill early. If you're doing biology, chemistry, or physics, you'll likely take 1st semester of each first year course, as well as a calculus course your first semester as well. Leaving you essentially with one elective. If you're doing history, philosophy, etc. you have a lot more options, and it is best to check the current enrollment sizes and waitlists of courses you are interested in. If there's not much room left, it might be better to go to one of the weekends.</p>

<p>Again, it's not a major issue - arts and sciences has so many random requirements that many people choose to get these out of the way early, and not even take a course in their major the first semester. You'll be able to find courses that satisfy the TH, LA, SS, NS requirements, even if you have no interest in the subject matter.</p>

<p>Also know that engineers, b-school students, enroll during the summer and most of them take arts and sciences courses their first year as well.</p>