The purpose of this exercise is to create class directory for this course, and, if you don't already have one, to create a Unix account.
It is important that you complete this exercise now, because you will not be able to do any further work in this course until you do.
Completing the apply process in the past was very complicated.
Fortunately, we now have a web application that your can use.
You will find instructions here http://www.cs.umb.edu/~ghoffman/linux/apply_process.html.