‘It’s Time’ for MTSU priority registration through...

‘It’s Time’ for MTSU priority registration through April 12

Spring has sprung and “It’s Time” for all MTSU students to register for summer and fall 2013 classes beginning Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 12, during the two-week priority registration period.

MTSU’s new marketing effort, “It’s Time,” is under way to spread the word to students that it’s more beneficial to register now instead of waiting until the last minute.

“Too many students wait ’til late to select classes and then are disappointed that they can’t get the courses or the time slots that they want or need,” said Dr. Deb Sells, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment and academic services.

“We want to encourage them to help us to help them. By registering during this priority registration period, we will be able to better judge which additional classes need to be added to satisfy demand and need.”

Students should know:

• Priority registration runs from April 1 to April 12. Check your RaiderNet account for your assigned registration time.

• Meet with your adviser before selecting classes.

• Check your RaiderNet account for any holds that must be resolved before priority registration. Holds include parking tickets, library fines and fulfillment of meeting the adviser. (You can click the “It’s Time” graphic, above right, to go directly to PipelineMT for RaiderNet access.) Check your MTSU email regularly, too — especially this time of year — for emails about holds, advising and deadlines.

• Use the online registration guide at for important dates and deadlines for summer and fall 2013.

Dr. Debra Sells

The Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment and Academic Services has collaborated with MTSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications and Creative and Visual Services to obtain “It’s Time” banners and door hangers for high-traffic areas like the Student Union and Cope Administration buildings and other locations.

“Students should know that when they see the ‘It’s Time’ logo, it means that an important time period or event is approaching, such as advising, priority registration or the fee payment deadline,” said Cathy Kirchner, university registrar.

“It is a myth that students can wait until the purge to register and get a good selection of classes,” Sells said. “Fewer and fewer students are being purged each semester, so if students don’t take advantage of priority registration, they may miss out completely on the classes they want and need.

“We need students to clear their outstanding bills, see their academic advisers now and get registered for summer and fall. We also encourage students to use their summers wisely.”

Sells said that in order to graduate in four years with the required 120 credit hours, students must complete 30 credit hours each calendar year. Students who have not accumulated at least 30 credits during the fall 2012 and current spring 2013 semesters will need to take courses this summer to catch up.

For questions or for more information, contact the Registration Help Line at 615-898-5094.

— Randy Weiler (