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I have always found it extremely difficult to fathom how all fifteen of my potential schedules never seem to work out come time to complete scheduling on Gibson Online. Classes close - it's a fact of life at Tulane. Here are my top 5 ways to go around the system.
1. Get on the wait list
It never hurts to get on the wait list. A lot of people change majors, minors and their minds before classes start in the Spring Semester.If you are on the wait list you have a 25 percent chance of getting in the class. 25 percent is better than 0 percent.
2. Go to class on the first day anyway
Pick up an add/drop from the advising center and walk into class and go straight up to the Professor. You never know what they will say. To be honest, they will be so impressed with your enthusiasm to be in the class that they might just let you in.
3. What's your major?
If you are a declared major in Tulane there are many classes you need to take ASAP. If a 101 or 201 class has closed and you need it for a major/minor or perhaps a major/minor you are about to declare, shoot the professor an e-mail pleading your case. They'd rather have kids in the class that are interested in the subject matter anyway.
4. Make sure you have at least 15 credits on your schedule
Yes, the classes may suck, but it's really smart to take 15 credits. if you do not get into at least 15 hours of class you are digging yourself a hole. Even the so-so classes will fill up at a point. Sign up. You'll thank me later.
5. YOU CAN ALWAYS DROP
Try out a class. See how it goes. You may love it. "Rate My Professor" lies about fifty percent of the time anyway.
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