Thursday, April 9, 2020

Registering for 20/21 Virtually & On Time

Have you ever heard the saying the early bird catches the worm? Well, this is certainly true when registering for classes.

At Peirce College, we recommend that you contact your Academic Advisor to register early for the entire upcoming academic school year. Why? It’s simple: You will reap the benefits of:

1. Getting the Classes You Want: Popular classes fill up quickly. If you register for all your classes now, you won’t have to worry about a class being full later.

2. Seeing The Bigger Picture: In viewing the class schedule for the entire academic year, you will see that there are some classes that are only offered certain sessions or just once per year. Missing out on these classes could hinder your ability to graduate on time. Therefore, seeing the full academic schedule can help you register for the right classes at the right time.

3. Avoiding Roadblocks: When you register early, you can get a jump start on common roadblocks such as textbook issues, financial aid issues, and unexpected holds on your account.

4. Avoiding Class Cancellations: Nothing is more frustrating than having a course that you need get cancelled. We run courses based on class enrollment. If enough students register early for a class, we will run it. It is as simple as that.

5. Planning Your Schedule in Advance: Registering for classes early allows you to lock in your schedule for work, family, and summer vacations. After all, who does not want to take a nice vacation?

Currently, with the global pandemic, we know that our “new normal” involves doing everything remotely. With that being said, here are some tips to manage registration without ever having to come to campus:
  • Call or email your Academic Advisor to set up a phone or virtual appointment for planning out your next academic year
    • Or click on your Academic Advisor’s appointment calendar found under his or her email signature to set up an appointment on your own
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor by phone, Google Hangout or Zoom
  • Request that your Academic Advisor send you a recommended schedule by email for review
  • Register yourself for classes on my.peirce.edu under the My Classes Tab and Add/Drop Section and then send your Academic Advisor an email asking him or her to review your schedule
    • Or send your Academic Advisor an email or a Google Hangout chat message to register one on one through the chat box
Even during this time of online communication, there is no reason to wait. Registration for 2020-2021 opens Monday, April 20th. Contact your Academic Advisor today at 215.670.9177 or advisingcenter@peirce.edu and take the first step to securing your next academic year and getting even closer to reaching your goal of graduation.