fra,e 3By Erika Schauer

Picking courses at a college level is very similar to high school where you have required general education requirements and credits that are flexible.  Before choosing any classes, it is wise to set up a meeting with your academic advisor who will make sure that you are on track to earning your degree.  Majors, including nursing and education, have all the classes you need to take planned out for you, avoiding the confusion of courses applying to a major.  It is wise to take the required cornerstone classes in the beginning to get them out of the way because they can be prerequisites for classes within the major.  Consult with your advisor before making any huge decisions in class changes or even major changes.

When picking classes, do not set yourself up for failure by overwhelming yourself and causing potential stress with a heavy workload.  Try to maintain balance by taking different classes at the time of day that you work best.  You can space out your schedule allowing time for lunch, homework, or a break.  Both morning and night classes are available, so schedule according to your needs.  Ask around to see what professors are strong, so you will be engaged during the class. As your college career progresses, you will get a feel for what professors you work best with.  Academic advisors are always available for any questions you might have while choosing classes.