MRU students react as new registration process and fees in full swing
By Ricardo-Andres Garcia, Staff Writer
Early in March, MRU students were made aware of a change in registration.
Now students are able to register for a whole year worth of classes instead of just one semester at a time, with the additional payment of a $250 fee.
If students don’t pay the fee, they will not be able to register. Paying the fee will tell you when you can register but does not waive the waiting time.
Student Jacob Vicente says, “I like the idea that I can sign up for the whole year but I don’t like that I have to pay for it. It just feels weird that I have to pay and still have to wait two weeks to pick my classes.”
Business student James Raccio is completely behind this new implementation. He says, “I have no problem with it. It makes complete sense.”
Raccio says that this will save a lot of time for the school and will help those students that are more serious about graduating on time.
“The deposit is more reassuring if you’re serious about the school you’ll pay the deposit. Then people won’t be stuck not being able to get the class they want because some guy that’s not even going to make it through the first semester is taking their spot,” says Raccio.
Students appear to be glad to register for the whole year but are frustrated with the short notice given to them before this was put in place.
Journalism student Kemi Omorogbe says, “I say it’s pretty frustrating to have to pay this fee since I was only told a month before we are supposed to sign up for classes. I’m just mad about the timing, it’s fine if you want us to pay the $250, but you should have told us in the summer.”