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The time for registering for new classes is here once again at Whittier College for JanTerm and the spring semester. This time around, students will notice new changes in accessing the registration page on the MyWhittier website. Registration will be held Nov. 15-17, at a specific preregistered time individualized for each student. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register using the new interface on MyWhittier, courtesy of the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS):
Step 1: Go to your MyWhittier account homepage, and locate the “Student Self Services Banner,” and click on the link that states “Student Self Services Dashboard.”
Step 2: After clicking the link, it will take you to a page with the title “Student Services.” Click the link that says “Student Profile.”
Step 3: When you are at your profile, on the left hand side is a title that states “Registration.” Click this and the website will direct you to the Registration page.
Step 4: In order to view any holds that may be placed on your account — which prevent you from registering or viewing your time ticket — you can click on the “holds” tab. The most common kind of hold occurs when students have not met with their advisor. Make sure to schedule an advising meeting with your advisor prior to your registration date to ensure that this does not stop you on registration day. Tip: Check holds prior to registration date to ensure there are no financial holds on the account! To get back to the “Registration” page, you can click the “Registration” link at the top of the website page.
Step 5: When registering for classes, you will have the choice of entering the CRN numbers or looking up classes through the provided “Schedule of Classes” link (found on the homepage of mywhitter.edu). Students can add multiple CRN codes to their summary of classes. Once students confirm that they would like to add the CRNs to the summary, the registration page will create a schedule of classes. The classes in the summary window will turn a different color, thus symbolizing that you are either completely registered or have some extra steps to go through (either with being waitlisted for a course or not accepted at all). In the case that students do not get the classes that they would like or a class ends up being full, they should find a replacement through the “Schedule of Classes” link. When students are happy with everything, they can click the submit button on the bottom right hand side of the screen. Registering can be a stressful process, so in order for the process to be much smoother, here are some tips:
- Make a game plan! Make sure to look at the available classes for JanTerm and the spring semester prior to your allotted registration time. This can be done by clicking the link titled for “Browse Classes.” You will be directed to a page to select the term you would like to look up classes for, and then you are able to look up any classes that you want based on subjects, course number, and keywords. When you filter what you want to see, the available courses that fit that criteria will come up. Tip: Note the class name, subject, course number, when the class takes place, and most importantly, the CRN which you will need to add the class during your registration time.
- Have backup classes at the ready. Classes can tend to fill up very quickly during registration, so if you have backup classes available, you will not have to stress about finding classes to get the minimum twelve credits needed if you do not get your first choice of classes.
- Know what time you are meant to register at! When clicking on the “Prepare to Register” link, if you do not have any holds, a time ticket that shows a specific time and date to be able to register.
- Make sure you do not have holds on your account! In order to view any look at holds that may be placed on your account, which prevent you from registering or viewing your time ticket, you can click on the “holds” tab. The most common kind of hold occurs when students have not met with their advisor. Make sure to schedule an advising meeting with your advisor prior to your registration date to ensure that this does not stop you on registration day.
If you have any questions regarding how to access registration, you can contact CAAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 562.907.4816. Their office is located at the bottom level of Wardman Library, and office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. If you have any questions regarding classes, you can contact the Registrar’s office at email@example.com or call them at 562.907.4241. Their office is located in the Mendenhall Building on the first floor, and their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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