With a new class catalog this spring, a new registration system coming this fall and many different schedules to accommodate, the registration system at Hastings College is in the process of major change.
While a faculty adviser signs off on every class registration slip, responsibility for graduating on time ultimately rests with the student, as there is no guarantee against having to take an additional semester or two to graduate.
Dr. Anne Fairbanks, associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of English, said that students can help themselves by taking summer courses and making tactical decisions about J-Term, potentially ending up a semester ahead of their peers.
“In the best of all possible worlds … a student could just keeping going to college for as long as there were courses that they were interested in,” Fairbanks said. “But of course, that’s not the world we live in.”
In a bid to make optimal use of resources, some classes are only offered one time every year, such as each fall semester.
“If you are looking for a class to take, you can just look right on there [My HC] and see if that class is open,” Fairbanks said. “That kind of thing is immensely valuable.”
For more information on the story, check out the Collegian on Thursday, April 26.