The Art of Course Selection Knowing the Right Courses to Pick Lunch & Lunch Student Services
RACKING UP THE CREDITS
How many courses do you want to take?
Full time vs. Part time
CREATING A BALANCE Interests Time Tasks
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR ADVISOR Which courses are required? Are there prerequisite courses? How often are these courses offered? Are there any requirements for electives? Is there an order to follow? What courses should be taken at the same time?
CHOOSING YOUR PROFESSORS
Ask friends, your advisors and students in your major what professors they suggest.
Ask about general style of teaching, the kind of tests they give, how large the class is, grading procedures and overall level of difficulty.
You may even want to email the professor or visit during office hours to find out a little more about the course.
MAKING A PLAN
Map out a general college course plan
Check out the course catalog
Figure out how long it will take
Make a time line
Fall 2010 Intro Biology I w/ lab Intro Psychology Freshman Seminar World History 1 Stats 3 3 1 3 3 Spring 2011 Intro Biology II w/lab Freshman English Music Appreciation Spanish I Speech Communications 3 3 3 3 3 Fall 2011 Plant Biology World History 2 Intro to Chemistry Calculus Spanish II 3 3 3 3 3 Spring 2012 Developmental Biology Cell Biology Sophomore English Geography Spanish III 3 3 3 3 3
TIME TO WITHDRAW WHEN…
You feel overwhelmed with the number of courses you are taking
You are failing a course and do not believe you can pull it up by the end of the term