I sit at my desk, tapping my foot on the cold tile. 11:55 p.m. I hit the refresh button on the webpage. 11:57 p.m. I select the "Hofstra Online" option again, followed by "Show Details," and "Add/Drop Classes." 11:59 p.m. My hand quivers as I reach for the select key. 12:00 a.m.
I viciously type in the Course Registration Numbers, worried that I won't get the classes I need. Someone will have typed faster than me. I'll get shut out. I hit "Submit," close my eyes and keep my fingers crossed that I will be web registered for all five classes I need.
It's my junior year. You'd think that by now, I wouldn't get so hung-up about registering for classes. But I can't help getting nervous the night of registration, nor can I deny the satisfaction I get when I'm locked into all of the classes I want.
However, this year was the first year that registration has ever gone so smoothly. In past years, I've struggled with class restrictions that made no sense to me, necessary classes closing out early because they only have one section, and a schedule with scattered class times because the upperclassmen had priority.