The class I NEED is full!! - page 2

I posted a few days ago about taking A&P with nursing I. Well after many arguments and discussions with my husband, we finally decided that I can go to school this summer to take it...so I got... Read More

  1. by   ernurse1993
    I would talk with the professor teaching the class immediately and explain your situation. I would also get put on the wait list just in case someone drops. My theory is it can't hurt to try, and you would have regrets if you don't try. Good luck in the class and future classes.
  2. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Just keep checking the classes. Some one always drops or gets dropped.
  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    Get on the waitlist, some people in those classes drop like flies....also... some people who are taking it the semester before and think they are going to fail their class sometimes pre-register for the summer course so they don't fall behind, and then they drop.
  4. by   MB37
    My school doesn't offer a "waitlist" option, but they have a policy where anyone who doesn't attend on the first day of class is automatically dropped. If you can contact the instructor in advance too, go for it, but they aren't always available between semesters. Try to at least drop him/her an e-mail in advance, then show up early for the first class and explain your situation. He/she may be able to add an extra person, unless space in the lab is limited, or at least let you know what your chances are. And of course keep checking to see if any spots open throughout the drop/add period and on the last day for payment.
  5. by   luvmy3kids
    I would talk with the instructor. A lot of times they will allow students to come the first day and see if anyone decides to drop after they actually hear what the class entails. I know they do have to have a limited number of seats as there is only so much room in the lab...

    Good luck to you. I would also keep checking many times a day as students do drop prior to the class starting...

    Jennifer

    ETA: I wanted to add that my Anatomy had 80 students on the first day of class... we were at 52 by they end of the semester. I couldn't believe how many people dropped!
    Last edit by luvmy3kids on May 7, '07
  6. by   justme1972
    Go see the professor (you actually have to go in person...don't call), and see if they have a "cut" procedure. Depending on the popularity of the class, they may cut you in.

    Just a point for the future: ALWAYS register the first registration day. If they have online registration, right after midnight.

    A course that I needed for this summer, filled in 6 hours...yeah, by 6:00 AM, the class was filled...good thing I stay up late.

    Pre-Register for Fall if you haven't already done so.
    Last edit by justme1972 on May 7, '07
  7. by   future L&Dnurse
    At my school, if you go the first day of class you may be able to add then. The professor will sign off on what we call a "yellow card" if they will permit you to add. That may be a last option if nothing else works, check with your school.
  8. by   rntobeteresa
    Thank you so much for all the advice! I kept checking all day and finally someone dropped!!! I was so glad! I was actually worried that I would get the numbers typed in fast enough to register!!! Again thank you all!! Now...am I totally crazy for taking A&P M-F from 8-12???
  9. by   justme1972
    Quote from rntobeteresa
    Thank you so much for all the advice! I kept checking all day and finally someone dropped!!! I was so glad! I was actually worried that I would get the numbers typed in fast enough to register!!! Again thank you all!! Now...am I totally crazy for taking A&P M-F from 8-12???
    I'm right there with you for this summer...8 to 1:30...includes the lab
  10. by   Cherish
    Today was our non-payment day so I too was watching the schedule to see if I can switch classes. I'm trying to switch my AP 2 this summer. I have it from 8-1220 tuesdays and thursdays. I would love to switch it to 10-220pm. I hate waking up early, but if I can't switch it won't be that bad because I still will be registered for the much needed course.

    I'm glad you got into class! Now next time if you think about a class do early registration so if you don't want to go it will not be such a problem.

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