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1,600 ASU freshmen enroll for classes

Harris works with her adviser on scheduling (Source: WALB) Harris works with her adviser on scheduling (Source: WALB)
Natasha Harris, freshman student (Source: WALB) Natasha Harris, freshman student (Source: WALB)
Students registering with advisers (Source: WALB) Students registering with advisers (Source: WALB)
Wendy Kennedy, Executive Director of Advising (Source: WALB) Wendy Kennedy, Executive Director of Advising (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

About 1,600 freshmen have registered for fall classes at Albany State University. Thursday was the final day for registration, the first since the merger between Albany State and Darton State. 

Natasha Harris is excited for her first semester to begin at ASU, but today she registered for her classes on Monday.

"Usually whenever I register it takes no longer than 30 minutes but the registration process is kind of lengthy," Harris said.

She said with ASU and Darton merging there have been differences in the way classes have been listed. 

"I was trying to register for a certain class and Darton had a certain name for them, but then with ASU merging it was a different name. So you gotta kinda figure out, you know, is it same class, different name, but same course," Harris explained.

Because of the challenge, Harris knew coming Thursday afternoon on the last day of registration she would be able to meet with an academic adviser to help her. 

"It's been a breeze, very helpful. I don't think I would've completed it on my own, arranging classes, getting certain times and dates, you know, to coordinate with each other," Harris said.

She said she worked with an adviser for about an hour to align her 12-credit hour fall schedule.

Wendy Kennedy, Executive Director of Advising, agreed with Harris that Thursday's final day of registering has gone well. 

"We've been able to get students in and out relatively quickly and meet their needs and get the classes that they want," Kennedy said.

Harris suggests for students to utilize academic advisers to accommodate scheduling in a timely fashion.

"I would recommend getting advisement cause it's very helpful," Harris said.

For ASU students who have not registered for classes, it is now too late to begin in August. 

But students can still sign up for courses that begin in October. 

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