Stay On Track

Sophomore Checklist


The Short List

  • Declare a major.
  • Consider possible minors with the course credit you currently have or classes you are interested in taking.
  • Join a club related to your major.
  • Consider study abroad or national exchange; began planning potential places and how it could impact your graduation goal of finishing in four. Meet with the exchange office - it takes almost a year to plan and apply.

Things To Keep Doing

  • Meet with your academic advisor to monitor your progress toward graduation. Be sure you are aware of the courses you still need to take and when they are offered.
  • Layout a one- or two-year course plan since some courses are only offered in the fall or spring semester.
  • Complete at least 15 credits each semester or 30 credits per year.
  • Check out Careers at UA for on-campus part-time student jobs (
  • Join or create a study group, if that's helpful to you.
  • Look at your last year and try to work on any academic weaknesses. Staying organized may be difficult, but it is so helpful.
  • Attend class and expect to study 25-40 hours per week.
  • Use the writing lab, math lab and other academic services available.
  • Bookmark for free, live tutoring and homework help.
  • Prepare for meeting with your academic advisor by looking at DegreeWorks at UAOnline.
  • Meet with your academic advisor prior to the November and April registration periods.
  • By February 15th apply for scholarships at UAOnline.
  • Congratulate yourself on all that you've accomplished if you are seeking your associate degree!

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