It Is Time To Register For Classes Again!

The guideline and checklist to keep in mind before registering

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It Is Time To Register For Classes Again!
Joanna Kristine Ninal

As October comes to an end, it has become the time to register for classes again.

Hopefully everyone did well on their midterms or will do well on their upcoming midterms, but keep in mind the classes that must be taken during the upcoming spring semester. Planning to take classes in the winter? This guideline will help cover that.

Before applying for either winter or spring, undergraduate students must talk to their academic advisers to remove any holds that they may have and to guide them in the right path of course registration. This is a requirement all undergraduate students must do as they cannot register for classes without their academic adviser's approval to apply for classes.  

Receiving academic advisement is available now! If students are not sure on what to ask of their academic adviser, please look over the academic advisement website. 

This page can help students brainstorm any questions in regard to having their course registration petition approved, being approved for independent study, registering for a closed course, registering for a declared students only course, registering for more than 18 credits in the upcoming semester, or any other concerns they may have.

Academic advisers can put students on the right path for course registration as it may be overwhelming or troublesome to do it alone. 

To secure a spot in the upcoming classes, students should pre-register for their desired class after they talk to their academic adviser and before they are eligible to register. 

Looking for a class and registering after they are available to register jeopardizes the chance of having a spot in that class. Therefore, after speaking to an academic adviser, look for classes that have available spaces in them so a schedule can go as planned.

Students should check Kean Wise for any remaining holds or student restrictions that may prevent them from registering for a class during the upcoming semesters.

Every semester, students are required to agree to the Financial Obligation Agreement as it counts as a student restriction. Failure to agree to financial obligations may lead to forfeiting the student's spot in their course registrations.

Now the main question is, when are students eligible to register for classes?

Registration varies per student as it is dependent on the amount of credits they have in total. In addition, some students qualify for priority registration, which means they are allowed to register regardless of their amount of credits.

Priority registration begins on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 midnight. Those who qualify for priority registration are scholars, which are students who have a cumulative grade point average (cgpa) of 3.85, athletes, students with a disability, and veterans. Also, all student workers under Kean University qualify under priority registration.

If none of the above pertain to students, they can check their available registration date for the winter and spring system availability sheet. This sheet includes registration dates for all students.

For more information or if there are any questions, comments or concerns, students can go to the Office of the Registrar which is located in the Kean Union Administration Building first floor. Call 908-737-3290 or visit during their office hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Office of the Registrar is closed on Sundays.

Good luck and happy hunting for classes!

about the author

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

Joanna Kristine Ninal is an English education double major with minors in Asian and Chinese studies. Ninal works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte since fall 2016. Ninal loves to play video games, such as “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy XIV”, as well as create projects such as videos, stories and scripts in her free time. She loves to read and write, especially dramatic and romantic themes in young adult literature like the Harry Potter series and the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher and travel around to teach in countries such as Japan, China and South Korea.