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by Liz (cant_wake_up)

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am a junior transferring to SMWC as an external degree student and I was wondering how registration for classes works. I can't seem to find a course catalog or anything. I am still waiting for my advisor to contact me about this. I am a planner and, at my other schools, I usually have every quarter planned in advance so, without knowing what the heck I'm doing, I feel a little lost. I feel like time is ticking away until the first day of spring quarter (April 8th) and I don't even know what classes are available to me so I feel like I won't get to go. I have a feeling SMWC is run a little different than the schools I have attended in the past. Any help?


Posted by: Ashtari (ashtari)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)

Well, like I said, they have new semesters starting nearly every month for SOMEONE. So it's probably that you CAN start in April - it'll just be a 16 (20? I can't remember exactly) week semester, finishing in August or September rather than a quarter. :)

Again.....call or email Gwen and ask her. ;) 812-535-5150 Best to get it from the horse's mouth, so to speak. :D

...this might tell you more (since you haven't received anything yet) The WED Student Handbook. Might help explain things. :)

That academic calendar is probably for all students....lemme find it. ..yeah that's for both campus AND WED students. Anything that says "WED New" or "WED Return" are start dates for the WED semesters. There is one coming up in April 8....WED NEW. (that's you!)

Posted by: Liz (cant_wake_up)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)

Thank you! LOL. I'm so confused!

Posted by: Ashtari (ashtari)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)

No problem. It is confusing, because it's different than what most other schools do - conforming to the traditional Fall/Spring schedule that campus students have. Like I said, WED is a bit more flexible, because you can do things like start in April rather than waiting until August. :)

Don't worry, it'll make sense once you get started. hehe Essentially, you're still in semesters, but they're just....moved. :) You can even (if you want) bust hump and finish your April semester early and return in August again and then in January. :) (April still counts in the 2009-2010 financial aid calendar) whereas August and January will be in the 2010-2011 financial aid calendar. At least it used to - better ask someone about that too. :)

Posted by: Liz (cant_wake_up)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)

Thanks for all your help. I am registered for next month (statistics and intro to mass media) being a jr and taking intro classes sort of sucks but whatever. I am going to try and challenge the intro to computers class though. If it's too much of a hassle, I'll just suck it up and get an A. I just want to write... it sucks that half my time is wasted on genelec.
I completed half of my AA degree online through a local community college and 18 credits of my BA online as well. I just don't want to feel held back. Like I said, I just want to write.

Posted by: Ashtari (ashtari)
Posted at: March 25th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)

NO problem at all. I like helping. :)

I completely understand. I did pretty much the same thing - transferred in a BUNCH of credits for electives, but still had to take PE. (I shit you not) Course I completely switched from business to liberal arts but still. I feel your pain. :) But like you said, they're easy A's.

OMG Statistics. I hope you're better at math than I am. It's whooping my ass this semester. (course it helps if you have time to work on it)

Keep writing in your free time. I like to write just silly things that I know aren't for a grade-helps to cut loose sometimes rather than just churn out research paper after research paper. ;) Reminds me that I have a creative side too hehe

Just as an aside - if you're ever traveling you should come to campus at least once before you graduate. The campus is BEAUTIFUL. Deep in the woods, quiet, tranquil. :) Very calming.

I hope everything works out for you and you enjoy it! Keep in touch!

Posted by: demented_pants, Corporate Tool (demented_pants)
Posted at: March 26th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)

Out of curiosity, what's your major?

Posted by: Liz (cant_wake_up)
Posted at: March 26th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
more fantasy

creative writing

Posted by: Liz (cant_wake_up)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)

So, you know what's crazy? I got my classes in the mail today! Ha! But, I still need to talk to someone there. Still waiting for an email from Gwen but I'm thinking it's time for me to call.

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