Journal 12: Enrollment
December 8, 2011, 12:16 am
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Just like plants dread harvest, and kids fear dentists, UPR students are terrified of enrollment. Yes, enrollment, that horrible time of the year where you have to select the way you will spend your time the next five or six months. If you have special talents (musician, dancer, sportsman, etc.), if you’re about to graduate or if you’re a good student, you have the “privilege” of selecting courses in the first three days of the enrollment period; if you’re a freshman, second day enrollment is for you. However, if you’re an average student, you get to select courses during the last days of the enrollment period.

Of course, if you’ve never done your enrollment using telnet, the most reliable and all around greatest enrollment software available, you don’t have to worry about your enrollment date. Who cares if you get to select courses the first day or the last? “Sections will be opened and you’ll be able to select your courses without problem” is the common answer given to students during adjustment time – a very dull excuse in my opinion, though I have to admit that my first and only adjustment time experience was not as bad as I’d thought. Still if you want to know how other students have experienced adjustment or enrollment, just log on to Facebook and hit “News Feed”. You’ll get a lot of examples of what I’m talking about.

Overall, I believe enrollment is a life changing experience and it has to be treated with respect. If you’re one of the lucky ones who get to select sections ahead of other students, feel blessed. As to those who don’t get that privilege, don’t worry, there’s always adjustments and there’s always hope. Sleep good for the next days so you have stored energy come adjustment time.


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