Students got registered and rewarded at several rallies in the Harvin Center the first week of April.
The rallies aimed to help students register for upcoming summer and fall classes. Advisers were available to inform students about financial aid, admissions, completing applications, registering for classes and paying online. Participants also received free food and T-shirts.
“I got all the answers I need and nothing was ambiguous. It was a lot of help,” said Johnny Lenis, a biology and pre-dental major.
STEM adviser Leticia Wilson said the rally makes the process convenient for students.
“I love helping my students no matter if they are coming in for the first time. This is a time that works with students’ schedules so during their lunch break they can come in quickly,” Wilson said. “With the registration rally students can come right on in, get seen, and get questions answered. It also promotes them to come back to have a more girthy advising session.”
Advisers don’t just limit themselves to Del Mar when it comes to helping students register for classes. Student advisers such as business administration major Kelsey Cobarruvias also go to high schools to prepare students for college.
“I’ve been a student mentor for two years, and work at both Del Mar and high schools. I help high school students with ApplyTexas and FAFSA.” Cobarruvias said. “It’s rewarding knowing that I’m helping students better understand the process.”
Registration rallies also help returning students get back into the groove.
“I’ve been at Del Mar for a while and I’m actually a returning student after taking a year break,” said Juan Ayala, a psychology major. “I know the majority of the registration process but the rallies help. Hopefully in two years I can obtain my associate in psychology and transfer to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.”