A daunting task that college students face is trying to work out your schedule in the best way possible. At Ball State University, there are a few ways to make this process quick and hassle free!
Talk to your Academic Advisor
A great feature BSU has to offer is the ability to schedule and meet with your assigned advisor free of charge! They are experts when it comes to scheduling classes and making sure you are meeting the requirements necessary. Make sure to take time a couple weeks ahead of when you are set to schedule because they get busy very quickly. It is worth the half hour time to make sure the classes you want to take are the right ones!
DegreeWorks is a great tool that students automatically get when they are enrolled. This is an online system that tracks and records all the classes that you have taken and you need to take. This is a great tool to have open when trying to figure out what classes are required. It is a very easy system that clearly labels what classes you have left to take!
Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard
It is a great feeling to be able to knock off a lot of classes that are required, but taking on too many credits in a semester can end up being your downfall. Be sure to weigh your time options and to not overload yourself with classes and classwork. You will be thanking yourself in the future for not scheduling too much!
Schedule as Close as You Can to Your Time Ticket
At Ball State, every student will be assigned a time and day, known as your time ticket, which tells you when the scheduling process will be open to you. It is very important to try to get online with all your class codes as soon as it is open to you. Otherwise, you may not be able to get in the classes you want. The longer you wait for, the higher chance it is that classes will fill up. For freshmen, the time tickets will be toward the last day, but as you progress your ticket time will get earlier and it will be easier to get into the classes you want!
These tips are to ensure that you have a hassle-free and easy experience when it comes to scheduling your classes for the next semester. If you do your research, time out your scheduling, and talk to your academic advisor, you are sure to get into the classes you want!