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Having A Horrible Counselor Doesn't Affect Me

  • Jul 28, 2010

When I went to SFSU I never knew what I was doing when it came to registering for classes. Which is probably the reason I took a whole year of pointless classes that only count as electives, or even worse didn't even transfer to LMU. I never had a counselor and if I did no one ever told me about it. I didn't even know we were supposed to consult a counselor before signing up for classes. So when I got to LMU I decided I wasn't going to let this happen again and the school had my back on that.

For my first semester the English department had me speak with the Dean about which classes to take. She was really helpful and gave me a print out of all the requirements I needed to fulfill. For my second semester however I was supposed to speak with my counselor....who never returned a phone call or an email so once again I spoke with the Dean. I am the type of student however that already knows every class I want and need to take and has my whole schedule ready before I talk to my counselor. I still like to talk with a counselor though to make sure I'm on the right track. So the Dean just kind of stared at me and said "Yep that's right" which happened again with my counselor for this semester (the first time I had ever met with him)

As for the actual registering for classes I have never really had a big problem getting the classes I want. In fact I always  make the perfect schedule and then get bored during the summer and find an even better schedule. Things always work out for me and I think it's sad how stressed out people get about not getting the classes they want or need. So I'll just keep my finger crossed for next semester and hope everything doesn't fail for my final semester in college!

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July 29, 2010
Why is it so much easier to find deans instead of your advisers?
July 28, 2010
Yeah, the counselor situation in certain departments at SFSU isn't great. For psychology students like myself, we weren't assigned one and were told to pick one on our own. During my time there, I only saw a counselor once and that was to sign papers allowing me to graduate. As for registering for classes, I got everything I needed at the new students orientation as well as the website and managed to take all the right classes to complete my undergrad in two and a half years. You're right, though, they could have done a much better job in both areas because not all students know where to seek for these resources. Great to hear that you had a good experience with LMU!
July 28, 2010
I remember when I was at LMU, I went to my counselor maybe once or twice to have stuff signed. Other than that I would have my favorite professors help me out. They knew me on a more personal level so it was easier to deal with them and track them down. Plus if they didn't respond to my calls or emails I would just ask them after class! Great Review!
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Now, I know that there are thousands of stories out there surrounding dealings with the Office of the Registrar and that every student has an impassioned perspective on the methods of getting into classes, but let me offer one specific experience that has proven to be a reliable and stable constant throughout my career as a registering student.  Having courses transferred from another institution has been both the easiest process of getting through all the “red tape” at LMU and …
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