Tips for Registering
Register for Success – Ease into your freshman year and plan a schedule that will help you be successful.
Math – take it easy!
- We recommend registering for the same level class you last took in high school. Taking a class that might be a bit of a review and getting a good grade is much better than stretching to the next class and getting a lower grade and huge amount of stress.
- Example: If you took calculus in high school and did well on the AB Calc AP test, take Math 112. If you passed BC, take Math 113.
- If you haven't taken calculus, take the highest level of math you took in high school.
Make sure to take a fun class.
- Although we looooove engineering and technology, sometimes you need a break from your calculator. BYU has terrific dance, sports, and art classes.
The major flow charts are an eight semester myth.
- The flow charts are a guideline. If you take a class out of order (as long as you meet prerequisite requirements) you will be ok.
- Many students take longer than eight semesters.
Don’t take more than 3 engineering/technology classes in a semester.
- Unless you are superhuman this will be a full load.
- Find a balance of engineering/technology classes, generals, and fun.
Get to know your WE@BYU mentor.
- You can learn a lot from her and she is a great resource for questions, tips, informal info about classes, your department, and having fun in E&T.
- Find out more about the mentoring program HERE
Join a club or two.
- This is a great way to get to know other people and learn more about your major.
- Find out more about clubs in the college HERE
Get to know your advisor in your department.
- Each department is unique and your advisor can help you navigate and connect you to valuable resources.
- The sooner the better!
Go to as many of the activities as you are able.
- Activities are a nice break to eat food and make friends.
- Find a list of the WE@BYU Fall Activities HERE
Sometimes as a freshman you get homesick for your parents and family.
- Get to know all the new adults in your life: bishopric, advisors, mentor, WE@BYU leaders etc.
- Our doors are always open for comfort, advice, and chocolate. Our offices are in CB 242N.
**If you are declaring mechanical engineering as your major: If it turns out that you don’t get into the program, you are not a failure. Half the people who will apply won’t get into the program. There are many other programs in the college that can help you pursue your dreams, for example: Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
The college advisement center is a valuable resource for more information. Click HERE for more info.