7 Types Of Students You Will Meet During Spring Registration

7 Types Of Students You Will Meet During Spring Registration

Everyone has that one friend that fits into at least one of these categories.

It's that wonderful time of the year again. The leaves are falling and pumpkin spiced lattes are back. No, I am not referring to Christmas. It's officially college registration time! Yay! Obviously, nothing else matters right?

1. The Person Who Has ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA What They're Doing

AKA the person who signs up for unnecessary classes due to their fear of academic advisors. (Psssttt...we're here to help you). So instead of signing up for an unreasonable courseload (and potentially adding a few semesters to your graduation), please go see an academic advisor. Yes, I mean you, Hunter College first years. No, no, your uncles, daughters, nephews, and cousins who went to Hunter College 13 years ago cannot advise you.

2. The Person Who Waits On Final Grades To See What Classes They Can Take

Alright so here goes. People- You can sign up for classes BEFORE you get your final grade. There's something called a "conditional pre-req" meaning that you can sign up for the next level course if you meet the requirements at the end of the term. You're welcome. No, I am not lying to you.

3. The Person Who Keeps Logging Onto CUNYFirst Every 10 Seconds To See If It's Their Turn To Register

AKA me (and some other friends I know). So your registration time is 10:30 a.m perhaps. But you make sure you're logged in and ready to go at 8:45 a.m. Get the picture? Yeah, so...no. This year my registration time was 9:15 a.m and I logged in at 9:15 and was finished registering by 9:19 a.m. Logging in early doesn't earn you brownie points or extra credit. It does give you anxiety. What's the worst that can happen? Oh you know... your connection could expire and if you go to *cough cough* Hunter College your internet connection might suddenly decide to be a jerk.

4. That Person Who Signs Up Late AND Tries To Bribe Others To Give Up Their Seat for a few $$$

First of all- Thank you for letting your ENTIRE cohort know that you're privileged. Secondly, no you may not have MY seat for the class I've been waiting to take since freshman year just because YOU decided you could wait. My education is just as important as yours (if not more so). Goodbye.

5. The One Who Could Care Less

You see all your friends freaking out because Chem 104 or Bio 100 with that AMAZING professor is closed. But do you care? No. Not at all. You're chilling, having fun, while your friends hopelessly meander to the chem department hoping to over-tally. You could use an extra semester to build that 4.0. Perhaps you're looking to expand your circle once all your friends graduate.

P.S I personally have NEVER met anyone like this at Hunter.

6. The One Who Has A 4-Year Plan...That Gets Dubiously Debunked Due To A Class Being Closed

Let's just say I've dealt with this myself. I saw my little freshman hopes crushed when I couldn't sign up for certain classes. And hey I made it! (Almost). So it isn't the end of the world. Take another class.

7. The One Who Is Already Stressing About Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Registration

Seriously. Yes. You. You've made me speechless. I have no words for you.

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Mom, This One Is For You As I Leave For College

Thanks for being my best friend.

Dear Mom,

it feels like yesterday that we were jumping up and down in the kitchen while tears of joy ran down our faces as the college acceptances started rolling in. You tagged along on my campus tours and wrote the pros and cons while I listed them off as I paced back and forth trying to make the decision of where my home would be the next four years. As six months till move in day has now turned into less than two weeks I just have a few things to say:

First, I'm going to miss you! Yes, I reminded you every couple of days how close we were to move in day and I've said several times that I can't wait to start this new chapter in my life but, I'm a lot sadder than I let on. In the midst of my excitement I have ignored the thought of not being able to see you everyday, being able to sing in the car with you to the songs we know we can kill, eating popcorn while watching Grey's Anatomy on Thursday nights, or even something as simple as sharing a meal with you.

Secondly, I want you to know how much I appreciate you. Mom, I appreciate everything you have done for me thus far in life. I appreciate you dealing with the stressful side of me that came out while dorm shopping, when I know I didn't make it easy. Thank you loving me and encouraging me these past several years that made me into the person I am today. I am grateful for the sacrifices you have made and will probably make in the future with my best interest in mind. I feel so blessed that you are my sunshine on my cloudy days.

Third, I want to apologize in advance. I know there will be times I'm too busy to come home some weekends or even talk for an hour, despite really wanting to. There will be days filled with stress when I don't want you to know about the test I failed earlier that day or about the argument I had my boyfriend or roommate. Don't take any sass or delayed texts to heart, because you know I'll always call you back, I'll always break down and need your direction, and I'll always need to hear your voice.

One last thing, you will always be my best friend. You are the person who I get all of my advice from and the one who can make me laugh when all I want to do is cry. You turn my bad days into great ones. I can't wait to make you proud as I continue my education and start this new chapter in my life but, I hope you know it's all because of you. Your constant love, support, mother-daughter meals, advice, jam sessions in the car, hugs while I've cried and laughs to make me smile have all made me the person I am today. A person proud to be your daughter and a person who's ready to start college. So, mom, this one is for you!

Thank you!

With love,

Your Daughter.

P.S. thank God for FaceTime, am I right?

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5 Emotionally Devastating Thoughts You Only Have When You're Almost A College Senior

If you thought that high school went fast, just know that college goes by 10 times faster.


If you thought that high school went fast, just know that college goes by 10 times faster.

One minute, you're picking out accessories for your dorm, and the next, you're planning for your final trip back to the city you have called home for the past three years. As your college journey comes to an end, you can't help but reflect on all of the friendships, memories, and life lessons you have learned along the way.

Here are the top eight thoughts that every soon-to-be college senior has when they think about their final year at their beloved university.

1. When someone asks you if you are really going to be a senior already

Here you are, at another family gathering, when someone asks you yet again if you are REALLY going to be a senior this coming year. The two of you go back and forth discussing the fact that it feels as though it was just yesterday when you received your acceptance letter.

This conversation sparks a deep thought: Where has the time actually gone? You have done a million different things with a variety of people, yet at this exact moment, it all seems to be one big blur.

2. When you realize how hard it is to actually get a job

Every single college student has the idea that as soon as they graduate college, they're going to find an amazing job and chase their dreams. It's at this time that we finally realize just how difficult this is going to be. So many of your friends have graduated before you and are still on the hunt to find the perfect job. Maybe it's really not as easy as it seems.

3. When it finally sinks in that senioritis is 10 times worse in college

We all remember the times we claimed that we had "senioritis" back in high school. Well, whatever that was, it doesn't even come close to what we feel now. The college workload is way more than anything we dealt with in high school and we can't imagine just how hard it will be to push through when we know that graduation is just around the corner.

4. When you realize that this is the last time you and all of your besties will be living in the same state

College would be absolutely nothing if it weren't for the amazing friends that have been there with you. They've stuck around through the good times and the bad. The thought of a life without them is almost unimaginable, but you still try to piece together what your life is going to look like without them right by your side. These friends have truly turned into your family and have made this new place feel as if it is your home-away-from-home.

5. When you think about all of the incredible memories that college has given you

No matter how frustrated we may get over typical college drama, we will never forget all of the amazing things that college has done for us and given us. As we reflect back on the past three years, it is hard to think of leaving the place that has introduced you such amazing people.

It is easy to get wrapped up in a whirlwind of emotions when this very special chapter in life ends. Even though we are so excited for the future, it doesn't make saying goodbye any easier.

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