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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

University Course Selection

Over the course of the week, I've been stressing over possible elective courses I can take for my first year in university. With course selection starting tomorrow, I'm stressing even more than ever!

UTSC (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus)

The way my university does course selection is through an online program called ROSI (Repository of Student Information). Students are allowed to start their course selection on a certain date at a certain time, and these times and dates will differ for every student by years (1st year, 2nd year...).

When I went for an event called "Get Started" they stressed that students must immediately finalize and choose their courses right at their allotted time, but they didn't elaborate why. So I decided to converse with some current UTSC students. Well first off, if you don't take advantage of your allotted time, you risk the chance of not getting the courses and times you prefer, but most importantly, ROSI is notorious for being down due to an overload on its servers.

Okay, so I basically have to be really prompt for my scheduled time, but now for the courses themselves, albeit I only get 2 electives for my first year. The reason I'm stressing over these two courses is because of bell curving, something all University of Toronto campuses are infamous for, so I really want to take courses that wouldn't put a dent in my GPA while at the same time, hold my interest.

Right now, I have a few courses picked out such as EESA06 (Introduction to Planet Earth), GGRA02 (The Geography of Global Processes),  GGRA03 (Cities and Environments)

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Any suggestions?
How was your first year's studies for post-secondary institutions? What kind of courses did you take?

10 comments:

Ala Mode 7 said...

Sounds like you have some interesting courses selected.

tamezisclutch said...

Looks like you are going to take some cool courses.

A said...

I'm struggling with the same issue at my school, and I've been told by the upper year students to make up to 6 alternate schedules, because it isn't likely that I'll get any of the classes I want.

Jessica Thompson said...

Uni sucks, good luck!

Byakuya said...

Picking a uni is difficult, and it's a pretty long progress too, it's one of the reasons I didn't go after college ^^

Good luck picking a good one =3

blorriepoes said...

better have things settled!

GMizzle said...

damn you education

braumaman said...

Hope these don't turn you off.

Magixx said...

have fun and good luck on those courses ;)

Shaw said...

Maybe you should check out one of those "rate my courses" sites so that you can get the opinions of students that have already taken the course.

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