One Thing to Know: Registering for Next Semester

You’re only eight weeks into the fall semester, and now you’re supposed to plan ahead for your spring semester?

Yep, sounds stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.

Last week I sat down with Erin DeGrand, NWTC’s admissions and enrollment manager, to talk about the registration process. I asked her to tell me the one most important thing NWTC students should know about registering for classes. 

Erin DeGrand

Erin’s answer: “Meet with your academic advisor once a semester, as early as possible.” And the “why” behind Erin’s matter-of-fact statement makes good sense. Your advisor will help keep you on track toward graduation – and, really, isn’t that why you’re here? To graduate, get a great career or transfer to a four-year, and live a life that’s both professionally and personally fulfilling? I hear you saying – “yes, please!”

So why wait until the last minute to register and get all stressed out about it? People are here to help you. They want to help you – their passion is helping you. Talk to Mollie, Jeremy, Touko, Debbie… (those are just a few of the academic advisors; find your advisor.) 

The earlier you meet with your advisor the better. You’ll have more class options available, and you’ll have more time to go over your schedule with friends, family, and employer. 
  • Learn how you can connect with your academic advisor. If you're not sure who your advisor is, you can look up that awesome individual by selecting your program. You'll find your advisor's picture and contact information. 
  • Visit the Advising Open Lab in SC240 on the Green Bay campus - Stop in any time during open lab hours to get help from an advisor. Room SC240 is located in the Student Center on the second floor. Where's the Student Center? See campus map.
Advising Open Lab - Regular Hours:​
  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Erin DeGrand - Mgr, Admissions & Enrollment

About the Expert

Erin DeGrand - Mgr, Admissions & Enrollment

In her role at NWTC, Erin helps students achieve their academic goals by providing the tools to get started here at the College. Her favorite part of the job is seeking out new opportunities to improve the student experience. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids discover new surroundings.