Registering for your classes before other students each semester allows you to pick the classes you want, at the times you want, with the professors you want—before the popular classes fill up. But how can you get priority to pick your classes before your classmates? Many schools set course registration times so that the more credits a student has, the earlier that student registers. This allows upper-level students the opportunity to take classes they need to graduate.
So here is the tip: If you want to have an early class registration time, get one or two more credits than the rest of your classmates who started with you. How do you do this? Take a J-term or summer class, even if it’s only for one or two credits.
Of course, before doing this, verify that your school allows students with more credits to register for classes before those with less credits.