Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I have mixed feelings on this one. We were supposed to register on our first day of class?! None of us exchange students knew what was going on. Like the whole reason we register before classes start (in the states) is so we know what we are taking, can be prepared, etc. Here, or at Sophia at least, the system works the other way.

Students register between Monday and Wednesday the first week of classes. You find out what classes you get into on Thursday. We can change our classes during a course adjustment period that goes until early next week. Confusing right?

Pretty much we were all confused on what to do in the mean time. People are waiting to buy their books till Thursday to be sure they are in the class. Some people didn't go to class yet. I am totally confused if I should start doing the reads and the assignments. Plus two of my classes were absolutely filled. Like every seat was taken and there were people standing in the back of the classroom.

On the other hand, I can understand what they are trying to do. The whole point of this late registration/adjustment period is so that students can find classes that they are actually, truly interested in. Like you can basically sit in on any class, meet the prof, listen to a lecture and intro on the course and decide whether or not you want to take it. Its really a brilliant idea in that sense.

However, the uncertainty of our classes kills most of us who are used to getting our schedules early and being guaranteed in the classes we want. All we can do now is wait for the final confirmation.

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