New Semester Begins!

Spring semester 2017 is now beginning!

I hope every MiraCosta student is going well.  In the beginning of the semester, some students look so busy because of choosing their classes. Especially new students, because they are just learning how to make their plan and take classes.

International students have to take more than 12 units in one semester to keep their student visa. However, each classes just accept only limited number of students. So if you try to add classes just before the semester begin, you could not add classes you want.  To avoid such a situation, I recommend that you should add your classes before a break or at least one month before the beginning of the semester.

This is my current class schedule. I am taking five classes and it worths 17 units. BUS135 is the half of the online class.



How do we make our plan and take classes?

See my previous blog…Use Counseling Service in International Office! – by Miku

Can we take online class?

If you drop some classes and become under 12 unit, what do we do?

We can drop classes with no “Withdrew” in your transcript and add classes around ten days after the first day of the semester. If you feel a class is so hard for you, you can drop and add another class. You will find the specific day of the deadline in academic calendar of MiraCosta HP.

How to find late start classes?

For international students, it is hard to add classes late and get good grade because other classmate have already start learning and you should study that part by yourself.

To solve this problem, late start classes are good for you! In MiraCosta, some classes are started in two~three weeks or more late.

1, Log in your SURF, in academics area, you will click “Search”.

2, Click “Additional Search Criteria” to specify more detail.

3, Locate your cursor “Start Date”, choose a day and “greater than”, “greater than or equal”, or anything you want to know.




4, You can see the list of the late started classes! If there are classes which you have interest, just click “select” bottom to add a class.

Use this great search system to success in MiraCosta!!!





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