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Spring and Summer Registration

October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents,

The fall colors of Brockway Mountain, located in Copper Harbor

The fall colors of Brockway Mountain, located in Copper Harbor

I hope you’re all having a great week. It’s been busy but quite nice here as we enjoy the last of the warm weather before winter comes. Autumn here is absolutely wonderful, and there are a lot of things to do in the area to enjoy it. The end of September through October is a wonderful time to explore the bright and vibrant landscape of the Copper Country and the the rest of the Keweenaw. Copper Harbor has some gorgeous views, especially Brockway Mountain. Lac La Belle, Covered Road, and Phoenix are also beautiful areas to tour. The local hiking and biking trails are great ways to view the colors. Some nearby hiking trails include Nara Nature Trails located in Chassell, Maasto Hiito trails in Hancock, and of course the Tech Trails right on campus!

Registration for Spring and Summer semesters begins on Thursday, October 30, and ends on Sunday, November 16. Students’ registration times are based on the number of credits they’ve earned at the time of registration, giving priority first to the students with the most credits earned and continuing through to the students with the least credits earned. Registration can be a stressful experience for students who don’t prepare sufficiently, and that’s why it’s so important to plan ahead. Here are a few tricks I’ve learned during my time here at Tech that your students can use to make sure they’re ready:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to make sure you’re taking the courses you need in order to graduate on time. I have heard horror stories about students who did not do this and were unable to graduate when they expected to because they forgot to take a course or mixed up the number of credits they needed for a particular concentration. This is probably the most important thing to do when preparing to register.
  2. Try to register as soon as your registration time opens; it’s not wise to leisurely log on a half hour after registration opens for you and try to register. Make sure you know what you can and want to take beforehand so you’re ready when the time comes. It’s important to be savvy, prepared, and quick when you’re registering to make sure you can get into the classes you want to take.
  3. Pick as many back-up courses as possible, just in case there’s no more room in the PE course you really want to take, or the elective course you were counting on getting into. This is an easy tip to forget, but it’s really important if you want to get into the courses that interest you the most. If you don’t pick any backups, by the time you find another course that fits in your schedule that you want to take, it will most likely already be filled.

To register, students must log onto Banweb, and click on Students, Registration, then Add/Drop Classes. To view potential courses, students can follow the same steps but click Look Up Classes to Add instead of Add/Drop classes.

As a parent, you may also be able to log onto your student’s account and access this information via Guest Access. Through Guest Access, your student can grant you access to their electronic bill notification, tuition bill and associated holds, emergency contact information, financial aid awards, an unofficial academic transcript, midterm grades, term end grades, and class schedules. For info on how to be granted guest access to your student’s account, please visit the Guest Access website or contact the Registrar’s Office.

That’s all I have for you this week! If you have any questions about registration, please feel free to email me at vjtaglio@mtu.edu. I hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Until next time!

–Valerie