Sophomore Year Checklist

Summer

☐ Consider taking a summer or intersession class to stay ahead!
☐ Make sure you get a new parking permit from OneStop.
☐ Check on your financial aid.

August

☐ Check out all of the awesome Welcome Week activities.
☐ Always attend your classes!
☐ In the first week of the semester, gather all your syllabi and enter dates for all papers, projects, tests and finals in a weekly planning calendar. Track social activities and co-curricular commitments here as well.
☐ Check your CU email account often. Read all correspondence from CU. You will receive information about advising, enrollment, scholarship opportunities and other important matters via your CU email account.
☐ If you need to change your schedule at the beginning of the semester, refer to the Academic Calendar for important add/drop deadlines and consult with your advisor immediately. The Academic Calendar also can be found online at: www.cameron.edu/info/calendars/academic.
☐ Start thinking about getting an on-campus job. You can find a listing of them in AggieAccess on the Student Life tab.
☐ Update your campus address and cell phone number if it has changed since the prior year.
☐ Register on College Central Network.

September

☐ Start seeking leadership roles in student organizations that appeal to you.
☐ Make sure you are talking with your professors early on in the semester. They are there to help you understand and learn what is going on in the classroom. Asking for help early pays off big in the long run.
☐ Interview individuals doing the type of work that interests you.
☐ Attend Part-Time Job Fair

October

☐ Schedule an advising appointment for Spring 2019 enrollment.
☐ Record the date and time of your enrollment window opening in your weekly planning calendar so that you can finalize your enrollment as soon as your enrollment window opens to ensure you get the schedule you want.
☐ Right after Fall Break, login to AggieAccess and check your mid-term grades. If you would like to do better, ask for help by meeting with your instructor or using one of the tutorial labs on campus.
☐ Check your finals schedule and make sure all your final exams are in your planner.

November

☐ Make sure you are attending the CU Succeed program to sharpen your skills!
☐ Take out your planner and schedule time to start studying for your final exams, December will be here before you know it.
☐ Find out how to see the country and stay an Aggie - learn about Study Away opportunities.

December

☐ Make sure to attend the annual holiday tree lighting! It is full of fun and merriment for everyone.
☐ Attend the finals breakfast.
☐ Access your fall grades online in AggieAccess
☐ If you need to retake a course or are ineligible to proceed to the next course because of grades, consult your advisor as soon as possible to make the appropriate adjustments.
☐ Sign up with Career Services for their Job Shadow event!  Make sure you check out the profession you are interested in to see what it is really all about!

January

☐ If you need to change your schedule at the beginning of the semester, refer to the Academic Calendar for important dates and consult with your advisor immediately.
☐ Always attend your classes.
☐ In the first week of the semester, gather all your syllabi and enter dates for all papers, projects, tests and finals in a weekly planning calendar. Track social activities and co-curricular commitments as well.
☐ Fill out the university scholarship application at www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/gen_scholarship_app.
☐ Update your resume and meet with Career Services to review.  Too sparse? Career Services can give you ideas to make your resume more robust.

February

☐ Make an advising appointment for your Fall 2016 classes. Schedule your appointment online at www.cameron.edu/advising-center by clicking on the “Book Now” button.
☐ Work with Career Services to identify possible internship opportunities.
☐ Participate in Homecoming events.
☐ Participate in Take an Aggie to Work event.

March

☐ You should always know how you are doing in your classes. Midterm grades are posted in March in AggieAccess.
☐ Meet with Career Services to practice basic interview skills.
☐ Start applying for summer internships.
☐ Check your finals schedule and make sure all your final exams are in your planner.

April

☐ Take out your planner and schedule time to start studying for your final exams, as May will be here before you know it.
☐ If you live on campus, make sure to submit your information during Housing Status Week.
☐ Make sure you have logged onto Optimal Resume to update your resume with things you have done throughout the year.
☐ Submit summer assistance application to determine aid eligibility for summer.

May

☐ Attend graduation to cheer on the accomplishments of your friends and get a feel of what it will be like in two years at your graduation!
☐ Access your spring grades online in AggieAccess
☐ If you need to retake a course or are ineligible to proceed to the next course because of grades, consult your advisor as soon as possible to make the appropriate adjustments.
☐ Check Degree Works to see the progress you have made toward graduation. If you need to catch up or want to get ahead, summer enrollment is a great option.

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