Description: This is a tutorial which teaches you how create your own schedule and solves some of your question on selecting and registering for courses in Florida SouthWestern College Registration.
Florida Southwestern has four campus locations: Charlotte campus, Lee campus, Collier campus and Henry glades. Many people transfer to different schools, however they have difficulties when selecting and registering for courses, please stay tuned for some helpful information and tools to help you make your own schedule.
Open the college website, hover over the academics tab, selected to the bottom and you will see the class search tab, you will find the personal worksheet and the original class search tab, the original class schedule is only used when looking for one specific course.
If you want to make your entire schedule, then select the personal worksheet class search, a small box will pop up on your screen which allows you to select you needed courses. The class schedule search worksheet is useful to schedule one class at a time.
The weekly outline provides a weekly view of all your classes, the classes are organized in a chronological order meaning the classes that occur first during that day would appear first in the column of that day. This program is extremely useful to keep track of your classes, know how many classes you have per day and ensure that none of your classes is overlapped.
Before arriving at the worksheet, you are required to fill out this mini dialog box, to complete this box, you’re required to input information for these five categories, the term, search by, class type, course subjects and FSW campus.
The term refers to the time of the school year you wish to take a class, you have four options to search by, you can search by the subjects, the department, the course reference number, also known as the CRN or the instructor.
You have two options to search the class type, you could search by credit classes or non-credit classes. The course subject refers to the type of class you wish to take, FSW Campus refers to where you wish to take your class,whether live in a campus or not.
We will search by creditor classes, hit Search and a list of classes will appear, using the following options to find the class is an easy way, as you can see here, the time of your class, class availability and credit type. Click hide filter options to show your worksheet, click clear worksheet or start over, a pop-up box will appear and ask you whether you are sure that you want to clear your worksheet.
Once you have selected your course, double check if the class you have selected is what you want because some courses are offered online or live, scroll to the course options on the top of the page, underneath the campus title you will see the options available for classes, you may select more than one option.
If you cannot decide whether you want a certain class to be online or live, both class types will be shown on the bottom of the page, check the course’s description to tell if the course you selected is online or live.
If you select more than one course, underneath the campus all tab you will see more than one option offered, both class types will be shown at the bottom of the page, as shown here. At the description here, it should show the dates and times that you required.
Click Add to worksheet and the benefits of using this worksheet is knowing that none of your classes overlaps, if you choose a class that occurred in another term for another class, a pop-up box will appear saying the course you have selected conflicts with another course that is already been added to the worksheet, simply click close to exit the pop-up box.
To solve the problem, simply pick another date or time to take that class to change the class you’re looking for, hit change subject / Department / CR, this will take you back to that box that we began with.
Import information for the new class you wish to take and hit search, complete that method until you have found all your classes, when you are finished, hit print class details, you are then relocated to a new document where your schedule is available and the information of all your classes can also be seen.
Once you have finished this step, you are not registered for your classes, here we are at the class schedule search box, now before we schedule our classes, let’s make sure we are scheduling the right classes.
Now let me tell you the difference between an honors class and a normal class, so that you won’t mistake the two in registering for classes. If you’re in the Honors Program you will be allowed to take these honors classes, now take your time when looking up for classes you want to make sure they fit your schedule, there are small differences on the class lists that differentiate between a normal class and an honors class, as you are scrolling through the comp – classes, look at the section number which is right here, under each of the classes, you will see similar sections but you will come across at least one class that has the letter H which means that it is an honors class, you see nothing here which means they are normal classes.
Another way to tell is if you click on the course, you will see a brief description of the class, now let’s click on an honors course, you will see the same thing but under additional information, you will see in red bold honors section, this means that this course is reserved especially for students who are in the Honors Program.
Here are some tips that will make registering a little bit more fun and easy,
Tip 1: When choosing classes, get the requirements out of the way, start with your major prerequisites and then work your way up, if you don’t know your majors, start with classes that spark your interest.
Tip 2: Maintain a balance. Registering for classes College classes requires more time and effort than high school classes, so start slowly.
Tip 3: Make sure your classes don’t overlap each other. That is a very common mistake most students have. Thankfully, the personal class schedule program the Florida Southwestern College offers is very good at eliminating that problem, but always check your classes just to make sure they don’t overlap and you have enough time to get from class to class.
Tip 4: Try to register early, this makes your chances of getting into the classes you want more.
Tip 5: Look up the professor on ratemyprofessor.com, where you can see a lot of great reviews from previous students, so you can choose which professors suits you the best.