Whether you are preparing a schedule for college or high school, it is important to consider your class requirements, work schedules and interests. If you carefully consider each aspect separately, the stress of preparing a schedule for your education can be significantly reduced.
Most importantly, when preparing a schedule for school, you need to consider your core requirements for your major, institution, and state education. Schedule the classes that are required first before you move on to scheduling other classes. You don't want to postpone your core requirements, because you will just have to take them somewhere else down your educational road. It's best to get them out of the way early so you can free up your schedule for classes that you are interested in. If you wait until you absolutely need to finish a requirement, you may run into a scheduling conflict.
When preparing your schedule, you may also want to keep your work schedule in mind if you have a part-time job while you are going to school. Although the main thing to consider when creating your schedule is to make sure you're meeting all of your requirements, it is also important to try to incorporate some classes or activities that you are interested in. This can make your educational experience enjoyable and worthwhile.