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3 tips to get over a horrible schedule

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JULY 24, 2013

Chances are, you’re nervous, stressed or just simply unhappy. But of course we know why: It’s Phase II. Now that you’ve heard all the tricks and tips, heard from the oracles, had your CCNs ready since April and have three backup plans, you’re probably more than well aware that you might not get the schedule you want. And you know what? It’s OK! Remember that here at the Clog, we’re students too. Here are some coping mechanisms that can help you get through accepting your Phase II fate:

1. Accept the inevitable. Something unfavorable is bound to happen. That’s just the way it is. We have a crapload of students, and we’re sure that there’s some statistic out there that explains why it’s so difficult to get into a class you want. You’re attending the No. 1 PUBLIC university. That means a university with A LOT of people. Cut Tele-BEARS some slack. It tries its best.

2. Don’t blame yourself. Your phase dates are out of your control. The number of people who will enroll into a class is out of your control. All you can control is your preparation. If you’re trying your best to be prepared and concerned, why feel like shit when you’re using a system that’s mostly based on luck?

3. Be positive. Think of it as life training. You can be as prepared as the next insanely prepared student, but some things that you don’t want to happen can happen. Learn to be flexible with your semester plans. Tele-BEARS is constantly changing; you’re just never going to know what’s going to be openly available on an online schedule of classes — or what number on the waiting list you’re going to be.

Oh, the joys of attending a public university! Although not very many of us look forward to our phase dates, make the best of it and don’t feel too bad. You’ll only be dealing with Tele-BEARS for so long. There may actually come a day where you’ll miss the anxiety of not knowing what class to add.

On a positive note, what do you LOVE about Tele-BEARS? Share with us in the comments!

Image Source: umjanedoan under Creative Commons 

Contact Karen Kwaning at [email protected].

JULY 23, 2013

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