new advising, old experience

North South University, Bashundhara Campus
NSU Boy's Lounge. Photo by: Rajiv Ashrafi from Flickr

North South University have changed its advising system. For the first time in NSU history I saw the most lengthy advising process. My slot came after 9 days, advising have started. I was little bit scared about the advising as other NSUers. But bad time doesn’t stay forever. So my advising time have come and it was today.

I was in NSU by 10:15am. I went earlier to observe the advising process. But I was too busy chatting with Mobashra, Sazid, Sifat, Rezwan, Tahmid &  my  other friends that I forgot why I came earlier 😛 .  I tried to find if any of my friends are taking course with me. But sadly Apart from Reaz I found no  other friends are taking the major courses with me. Though Sifat & Rezwan promised to take Psychology with me.

Before 30 min of my advising Rezwan, Sifat & I went to advising room. For the very first time my advising room was different from my gang ( Prottoy, Rezwan, & Sifat). Anyway, before 15 min. of my advising time, someone asked us to step in the  Open space at 5th floor right after showing our IDs. We made a queue for each rooms. And once again we got our IDs checked. Latter they called us to enter in the advising room. I saw Asif Abdullah, Reaz, Rusab  and tanveer were also in my room. It was little bit relieved thinking that I have someone to discuss with.

We got 15 min to observe the status of sections of different course. I have 11 courses left for graduating and I selected 6 courses from which I will take 4 courses for Fall semester. But unfortunately all of my desired sections are filled up. After doing a brief analysis, I selected some sections for advising. When advising time was started I hurried to take the courses. I clicked on some courses but before I click on the save button, it says this section is full. It happened 2/3 times. For a fractions of seconds I missed several sections.

Apart from Psychology, sections for all other courses were full. Some TBAs were still left due to odd timing. So I took the Psy101 as promised with Sifat & Rezwan. I also took FIN435 (Investment Theory) with TfH sir even though I want to take FIN340 (Working Capital Management) with MtA sir. I took TBA for MKT460 & ECO244. TBA for MKT460 is basically because of reaz. We both took the section because ZTK ma’am may take the section. And Economics department didn’t give us option to think about faculty as they put TBA in all economics courses. I’m happy with the courses I got as I got a good class timing. But still I have to go for re-advising as I need to add one more course which I’ll retake.

Like any other semester advising I faced the problem with getting desired course and section. I had to be happy with the class timing. NSU changed the advising process but it didn’t pay off. We are still having the same old experience regarding advising.

P.S. I heard some rumor that re-advising wont take place or money will be required for re-advising. Today I tried to verify these rumors but didn’t get this from authentic sources. What I found was re-advising will start from 18th September and money is not required for re-advising.

0 Replies to “new advising, old experience

  1. It’s good that the advising process is changed. My advising is on 14th; it sucks! Well, good luck to all and looking forward to a nice(!) semester.

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