In what feels like only a few short weeks since the semester began, we’ve already arrived at a turning point in the year. Course registration. Always unexpected, this is the point in the semester where we all say “Already?!” and hurriedly sign up for some classes that look half decent on the day of, only to trade them all out for the ones that our friends are in.

Course registration is obviously essential (or else you’d be bumming around, hanging out with friends, and not being stressed at all…wait a sec), but if you don’t understand the brackets for semester hours, you’re going to be in a world of trouble. Here’s the low down:

  • If you have completed or are in process to complete 90 semester hours or more by the end of Fall 2017, registration will open Monday, October 23 @ 9am.
  • If you have completed or are in process to complete 57 semester hours or more by the end of Fall 2017, registration will open Tuesday, October 24 @ 9am.
  • If you have completed or are in process to complete 27 semester hours or more by the end of Fall 2017, registration will open Wednesday, October 25 @ 9am.
  • If you have completed or are in process to complete less than 27 semester hours by the end of Fall 2017, registration will open Thursday, October 26 @ 9am.

Keeping those dates in mind, maybe a little preparation is a good thing this semester. Don’t stress yourself out.