Picking classes is usually something to look forward to and is not supposed to be a complicated process. 

The system Keene State College currently has in place makes it anything but enjoyable. Instead, it is rather complicated and stressful.

The past few weeks students were given a specific date and time that instructed them when to pick classes.  Sounds simple, right?

The only problem is, by the time I can pick, all the classes I want are gone. When this happens, (and it happens every semester), I have to go to the class or office of the professor and beg them to let me in their class. I have to ask if they will sign me into the course despite the fact that it is full.

The worst part about it is, there will most likely be a spot available because students always drop and switch classes, but until they do, I never know if I will get into that class.

Another problem I find when registering for classes is that there are good elective classes, but if I am unable to get into them, I will be stuck in a class like Women and Fallen Angels, which is an ITW class. Not to say that it’s not an interesting class, but I am paying to go here — I should at least get to enjoy my classes.

I think there are too many students for the classes offered. Sure, I can always find a class, but one way or another I am not happy with one of them.

If it were up to me, I would just take away the date and time. To me, the process would go much more smoothly if there was a full week or two full weeks where everyone could pick classes.

By doing this, no one could complain because it would be based off of a first-come first-serve system. That way people who really care about what classes they will get would be able to ensure they get the classes they need.

The whole date and time aspect of registering really is useless, in my opinion.

It’s a lot easier said than done, but the biggest issue I hear about registering is the bogus times students are getting.


Cyrus Lyons can be contacted at cylons@keene-equinox.com

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