By Christian Berry
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Spring 2014 open registration is under way at Camden County College and students are rushing into admissions to reserve their spots in the classes they wish to take in the upcoming semester.
Though priority registration is ideal for students registering for their desired classes, open registration is less hectic for students with busy schedules. Each individual interviewed on the subject of open registration had claimed to have waited nearly a sixth of the time of those who sat through priority registration.
“I’ve been waiting for about 10 minutes,” stated returning CCC student Don Supplee just seconds before getting called in by an adviser to pick his classes. Supplee claimed he would have attended priority registration but he was unaware of it.
While some students such as Supplee resorted to open registration because of being unaware of priority registration, many students attended open registration because of a busy schedule.
”Priority registration is an excellent opportunity for students to get all the classes they want,” said returning student Chris D’Angelantonio. “My schedule is so busy I just couldn’t find any spare time to get down to the Office of Admissions.”
Returning student Aristotle Zografos also cited having to pick classes during open registration solely because of a busy school and work schedule.
“I do not believe I have ever picked my classes during priority registration,” said Zografos. “Being a full-time student and working part time, priority registration never seemed to cooperate with my busy schedule.”
Each of the three students also claimed never to have experienced any complications about reserving spots in their desired classes.
“Even though they might not be the ideal time or location, I always get a spot in the classes I wish to take next semester,” stated D’Angelantonio.
During priority registration, not only can one expect to see each waiting room chair filled, but students filling the chairs outside of the Office of Admissions on the Blackwood campus. During three recent visits during open registration, the average number of students sitting in the waiting area was about five.