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Fall 2011 registration begins

Emily Schrank | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Class registration for the fall 2011 semester begins today, and the Office of the Registrar is fully prepared to handle any “DARTing” issues that may come its way.

Assistant registrar Lora Spaulding said the office is already busy dealing with registration “emergencies,” such as student classification changes.

Spaulding said student athletes, as well as those registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities, are the two groups on campus that are given registration privileges.

Student athletes have the opportunity to register within the first hour of the first day based upon their classifications as seniors, juniors or sophomores, Spaulding said.

“Currently, athletes are a little less that half of the students registering within those parameters,” she said. “The other half that have the first day and within the first hour are from the general student population.”

Spaulding said classification, class schedule and the number of students that can begin registering determine DART times for the general student population.

Despite recent problems with overcrowding in the Mendoza College of Business, Spaulding said the College accurately reports to the registrar’s office which business classes will be offered and how many spaces are available in each class.

“I know they are keenly aware of the demand for classes and are working out the best schedule possible,” she said.

Spaulding said the office noticed that more of the courses being offered during the fall are spread out during the day.

“Instead of being bunched around mid-morning through early afternoon, they are spreading to earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon,” she said.

Class registration is taking place earlier than usual this year in order to accommodate the Easter break, Spaulding said.

Rising seniors register today and Thursday. Rising juniors choose classes on April 18 and 19, and rising sophomores DART on April 26 and 27.