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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

What students need to know about winter registration
Jenelle Kalaf
Photo Editor

The crisp air and the soft snow signal the stressful news: winter registration is upon us.
As of Nov. 3, SC4 open registration for the winter semester began and students are off to register as soon as possible to get that one class they need for graduation.
That doesn’t mean they all know what they’re doing while choosing the perfect Monday-Wednesday class schedule. Sometimes a little help goes a long way, and Carrie Bearss, Registrar for St. Clair County Community College, is the women to ask.
“Students who register now through Nov. 28 have no tuition payment required until the final due date of Dec. 12; partial payments are accepted through Dec. 11. Students who register after Nov. 28 are expected to pay tuition charges in full at the time of registration.” Bearss said when commenting on payment. Bearss also mentioned a payment plan available for the winter semester on SC4’s website.
Bearss also said, “Students seeking financial assistance should ensure they have completed the 2014/15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.gov.” She urges students to look into both internal and external scholarship offerings on the website.
So what about what classes one should take? Asking fellow students who have been on this road before may bring up some valuable information.
Sophomore Soraya Fernandez, 19, said “You should keep in mind where the offices are for registration, what labs fees you need to cover, and look into what professors you may take. It makes a world of difference if you get a professor that’ll suit your needs.”
Bearss advises students to make an appointment with an academic advisor by calling (810) 989-5520 or visiting the Student Services One-stop Center in Room 123 of the Acheson Applied Technology Center during business hours.
“For those students with quick questions,” Bearss said, “there is drop-in availability every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”