freshman classes

<p>so i know that we pick our classes on the orientation day and i've heard that they open up more classes closer to those days so freshman actually have something to sign up for... is this true or just a rumor?</p>

<p>Yeah, has to be true. Either more classes and/or more seats in classes.</p>

<p>I was a winter transfer, and on our orientation day some courses were opened to allow a few seats for incoming students. I'm a politics and philosophy double major. The philosophy dept. gave out permission numbers to students for a couple of required courses for the major; the politics dept. re-opened a few courses on the day of orientation for the students who were attending. I don't know much about the other majors, but I hope that helps.</p>

<p>[edit] Still, come to orientation with a couple of alternative schedules, in case the courses you really want to take aren't opened. In addition, if you have a laptop or netbook that is easy to carry around with you all day, I'd suggest you bring it. I say this because with your own laptop, you can just sign on to the campus wifi and choose your classes right at the exact time you're allowed to, without having to wait in line with the rest of the students for the 20 or so computers they set up for students to choose classes at orientation. That can take a while. I was lucky at my orientation, I met a kid earlier in the morning who just so happened to have his laptop with him, lol.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice! I'm most defffffffff will bring my laptop now lol</p>

<p>So we have to have a schedule pretty much ready when we go to orientation? I honestly have no idea what I want to major in and kinda wanted to talk to a counselor while setting up my schedule or before it or whatever. I know since I have no idea I should just get GE's and stuff out of the way but still.</p>

<p>If I don't get a Spanish class I will flip! And there will be hell to pay. >:(
bringing a loptop. but no one else should</p>

<p>You really should try and have a couple different schedules drawn up. Don't assume you'll get your first choice schedule, because you probably won't (though, you'll have a better chance than those who are not attending orientation).</p>

<p>Don't worry, in the same room that has all the computers set up, there will be tables set up with undergrad advisors for many of the most popular majors, as well as tables set up for the respective college advisors. At least, this is how it was during winter orientation. In addition, if you do have a major in mind, call/email the undergrad advisor and find out the time and place of the major advising session that will in all likelihood take place during orientation. There, you'll be able to find out which courses might be opened up for enrollment.</p>

<p>^It's a little different for freshman orientation. They actually don't have ANY major advisors there, only your college's advisors. Those advisors wont really help you find/pick specific courses, but they can kinda drive you in the right direction. </p>

<p>If you seriously have no clue what major you are interested in or are still wondering about your proposed major, then just take an intro class in what you are interested in and then just get your GE's out of the way. A lot of times people who are undecided about their major actually find the answer through their GE courses. </p>

<p>What you REALLY don't want to do is if you THINK you are interested in a major, don't just bulk up on classes for the major. If you end up changing your major, those classes will be completely useless. </p>

<p>You guys are just freshman, it's really not that difficult to pick classes. One class = core, Second class = intro for your interested major, Third class = easy/fun GE.</p>

<p>Are we suppose to sign up for classes now?</p>

<p>If you are a freshman student, you are supposed to sign up for classes on your orientation date.</p>