It's straightforward. You're told what classes you have to sign up for and you take them together at the same time. The only difference is your clinical group. That'll probably be multiples of 8. On blackboard the class section numbers will correspond to each clinical group 1-6 (or however many your cohort has). Make sure you're viewing the full list of all classes instead of just open or write down all the numbers so you make sure you know which is 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. if you decide to form a group ahead of time instead of randomly choosing try to coordinate that through Facebook. Inevitably not everyone might know that some people wanna be together already. People were usually pretty good about swapping out of a group and into another "random" group, at least that first semester. I think we had groups shift around every semester just based on people deciding they wanted out of some groups or times/days conflicted with something else in their schedule. But it is first come first serve for the clinical groups. Everyone signs up at the same time! You also sign up kindly for clinical placements (each clinical group will correspond to a site unknown to you/the program yet). Once those sites have been identified it can be difficult to swap around because your info has already been sent to be sites and it can get confusing. Some sites will only take a certain number of people so you could potentially get bumped (I think they asked for volunteers when this happened).