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Course Selection


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Course Selection

  1. 1. The Art of Course Selection Knowing the Right Courses to Pick Lunch & Lunch Student Services
  2. 2. RACKING UP THE CREDITS <ul><li>How many courses do you want to take? </li></ul><ul><li>Full time vs. Part time </li></ul><ul><li>Department Websites </li></ul>
  3. 3. CREATING A BALANCE Interests Time Tasks
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. CHOOSING YOUR PROFESSORS <ul><li>Ask friends, your advisors and students in your major what professors they suggest. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about general style of teaching, the kind of tests they give, how large the class is, grading procedures and overall level of difficulty. </li></ul><ul><li>You may even want to email the professor or visit during office hours to find out a little more about the course. </li></ul>
  6. 6. MAKING A PLAN <ul><li>Map out a general college course plan </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the course catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out how long it will take </li></ul><ul><li>Make a time line </li></ul>
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. TIME TO WITHDRAW WHEN… <ul><li>You feel overwhelmed with the number of courses you are taking </li></ul><ul><li>You are failing a course and do not believe you can pull it up by the end of the term </li></ul>
  9. 9. KNOW THY GPA <ul><li>You have two GPAs: Semester and Cumulative </li></ul><ul><li>Do not just focus on GPA, but overall learning </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of your GPA every semester </li></ul>