Choosing college classes may seem easy at first but once you glance at your syllabus and try to figure out what classes you need for your degree, it can get pretty confusing. From having to have one class before you can take another, it’s no wonder why some college students make their head spin when they are choosing their college classes. To make things easier, I created a list you can follow to simplify the process:
Get your plan – The first thing you’re going to want to do is figure out what classes you’re going to need for your degree. If you’re unsure of what you want to do in college, try and take the simple core classes like English and Math. Meet with your counselor to make sure you’re not taking classes you don’t need. Once you find out all the classes you need for your degree that you can take, write them down on paper or type them out.
Look at the college schedule – Once you have all your classes written down, try and pick out some that you find interesting. Remember, in the long haul, you’re going to have to take most of the classes regardless. So, if you want to get rid of the bad classes first, do it or if you want to save the best for last, do it that way. Once you find what classes you want to take, go ahead and highlight them.
Look at dates and times – When you have that list of classes that you want to take. See what time they are offered and on what days. It’s always best to schedule as many classes in one day so that you don’t have to commute every day for a two hour class. If you live on campus, it won’t be as bad since you only have to walk. For those that are in community college or for those who commute, going twice a week will cut back on the gas and will help you have more time to study on your off days.
Reserve your class – It’s always best to try to get your classes right when they are available. This way, you’re almost guaranteed to get them. Sometimes, you may find if you wait too long, you’re going to be too late because some classes tend to fill up fast, leaving you to wait until the next semester.
This is a pretty simple plan you can follow in order to pick out the classes you need. Some students will make the mistake of taking classes they don’t need. Make sure that you’re always taking classes that you need for your degree or you’re just throwing your money away. Colleges are a business and you should realize this. Following your college plan is the best route to go. If you ever have questions, make sure you ask your counselor.