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Low pre-registering numbers worry officials

University officials are strongly encouraging students to pre-register for classes and have lifted prerequisites to help get a better idea of how many classes are needed for summer and fall.


Officials are concerned at the low numbers of students who’ve taken the time to register, but Dr. Carla Morelon-Quainoo, director of institutional effectiveness and assessment/advising, said she could not provide data on how many have completed the process.


Advising began March 22, and registration started March 29.


An April 12 email from Morelon-Quainoo announced that students still enrolled in classes that are considered the prerequisite for another may register for the second class. The university will check the lists after final grades are in and delete those students who failed the prerequisite.


For example, a student enrolled in ENG111 may register immediately for ENG112 in the fall.


“Students who pass the pre-requisite will be able to keep the course; others will be deleted from the course,” Morelon-Quainoo said.


Quainoo said registering helps the university determine whether a course should be offered and how many sections of the course are needed. She said failure of students to do their part by pre-registering makes things more difficult. The registration process and advising began March 22 according to Quainoo.


Quainoo hopes that more students will start registering on time in order to determine what courses, including the core courses, need to be available for the fall semester.  


Bradley Wilson, a sophomore nursing major from New Orleans, said he hasn’t registered yet, but he intends to before the school year is over.


“There wasn’t enough notification about advising,” Wilson said.


Some students reported they’ve already registered, such as Francheska Gomez, a freshman philosophy and religion major from Miami, and Brandon Love, a junior political science major from Metairie.


“I have been registered since the beginning of advising,” said Gomez. “My advisor kept emailing me about it.”

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Low pre-registering numbers worry officials