This one goes out to our currently enrolled students:
The Star-Ledger reported this weekend on the relatively low 4-year graduation rates at many of the schools in New Jersey. As the article points out, one of the many reasons is difficulty in getting into required classes. One of the best ways to avoid this is to meet with you advisor regularly. S/he knows how to plan ahead, some times multiples semesters in advance of the problem, to avoid getting stuck.