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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?

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

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)
party

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

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