1. Options: What are your options? Review the course catalogue. If you know your major, choose courses that fulfill general requirements in that area and if you don’t, choose courses that intrigue you.
2. Scheduling: Create a schedule that works for you. Factor in time for studying as well as extracurricular activities. If you feel your schedule isn’t the right fit, you have the option of changing it within the first few weeks of classes.
3. Visit your advisor: Don’t ever hesitate to visit your advisor for guidance. If you don’t have one, visit our faculty page, where you can find a variety of knowledgeable professionals within each of our programs.
4. Core requirements: Ensure that you’re fulfilling your program requirements. Depending on your preference, you can take them all right away or spread them out throughout four years. Most students like to complete core requirements within their first two years so they can concentrate on their major.
5. Maintain balance: This is extremely important. You may want to jump right into the higher level courses, but remember, this is not high school. College level courses require more time and effort. We also suggest taking a variety of courses that require different sets of skills such as pairing writing courses with math or reading courses with a science.
6. Take a writing course: Good writing skills will be important wherever you go. Even if it’s not required, take a writing class your first semester, you won’t regret it!