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Registration begins this week, students weary about advisement

March 27, 1997

Carleigh Click, a Waco junior, checks in with the receptionist for advisement on Wednesday in Clifton Robinson Tower.

By Lisa Hanna

Lariat Reporter

Registration began this week for the fall semester, and many students are asking if they should be advised and trying to figure out what to major in.

Dr. Wanda Raley-Pittman, director of academic development services, said only freshmen are required to be advised, but advisement probably isn't a bad idea for older students who are having trouble deciding which classes they should take.

Robin Scardino, a telecommunications major and Houston sophomore, said that she is going to get advised through the telecommunications department just to ensure that she is on the right track with the courses she plans to take.

Students having a hard time picking a major should consider making an advisement appointment.

'When I started school, I always thought I would be pre-med, but when I decided that I really didn't want to do that; being advised was the best thing because my adviser helped me to pick something that I enjoyed doing,' said Jenny Wisnewski, a business major and Sugarland sophomore.

Students who have majors with a concentration in another area might find it helpful to be advised as well.

Candace Estrada, a secondary education major and Waco sophomore, said that her major can be tedious because there are so many different classes she may or may not have to take. Estrada said she plans to get advised to keep from registering for a class she shouldn't be in.

A schedule of classes can be picked up around campus at no cost. For more information, contact the Academic Advisement office.

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