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  • Explore leadership positions and involvement opportunities.

  • Call and make your first appointment with your advisor. Getting to know your advisor can be a critical component of academic success.

  • Student's may add/drop courses from the time that registration opens up through the end of the first week of the semester. Check the Registrar's web page for important dates and information.

  • If you are on  Academic Probation, make an appointment to meet with your advisor and develop strategies for success.

  • Prepare for your advising meeting.

  • Consider Community Service Learning, give back to the community, build experience, and your resume

  • Arrive on time for your advising meeting.

  • Review Academic Policies in the onlineUSM catalog.

  • Gather all your syllabi, and enter dates for all papers, projects, and tests on a monthly calendar. This time management method will help you map out the assignments that build your grade for each course.

  • Call to schedule an October meeting with your advisor.

  • Winter Session registration begins.

  • Identify your academic goals for this semester.

  • Plan your academic career using the Graduation Planner.


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  • Meet with your advisor. Come prepared with questions and your Graduation Planner.

  • Schedule an Informational Interview or job shadow in the field you want to learn more about.  Meet with a Student Success Advisor for tips!

  • Meet with a Student Success Advisor to explore your major options.

  • If you receive an Academic Alert notice, call for an appointment right away so your advisor can help you to develop an academic improvement plan to succeed in your classes.

  • Many mid-term exams are given in October; set additional study time aside for yours.

  • Check important dates on the Registrar's  web page.

    • advanced registration for spring classes

    • final exam week

    • withdrawing from a fall class

  • Check application deadlines for scholarships.

  • Schedule an appointment with your Advisor to be ready to register for next semester's courses on your eligible date. .

  • Winter Session registration continues.


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  • Be sure you have properly prepared for your advanced registration appointment.

  • Arrive on time for your advanced registration appointment.

  • Register for classes on your eligible date.

  • Consider taking a CORE class in new subject you’re interested in

  • Add dates of final exams to your personal planner.

  • With the semester more than half over, this is a good time to assess your academic abilities, interests, and motivation.

  • Consider an Internshipfor Spring Semester to build experience.

  • Create a LinkedIn account & start building your network.

  • Meet with a Student Success Advisor to look at majors & career fields that interest you.


December

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  • Prepare end of the semester projects and study for your finals.

  • Grades will be posted on MaineStreet. Check yours.

  • The Deans' offices assess student academic performance and notify students regarding:

    • Dean's List
    • Probation
    • Suspension
    • Dismissal
  • Review the goals you set for yourself earlier in the semester. Assess your academic performance by measuring it against those goals. Construct goals for the next semester based on your assessment.


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  • Identify your goals for this semester.

  • Student's may add/drop courses from the time that registration opens up through the end of the first week of the semester. Check the Registrar's web page for important dates and information.

  • If you are on Academic Probation, make an appointment to meet with your advisor and develop strategies for success.

  • Gather all your syllabi, and enter dates for all papers, projects, and tests on a monthly calendar. This time management method will help you map out the assignments that build your grade for each course.

  • Check deadlines and file applications for available scholarship opportunities.

  • To continue any financial aid, file your FAFSA.


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  • Make an appointment to update your advisor on your academic progress before February break begins.

  • Schedule an Informational Interview  with a professional in the field you are interested in.  Meet with your Student Success Advisor for tips!

  • If you receive an Academic Alert notice, call for an appointment right away so your advisor can help you locate the resources that will help you to succeed in your classes.

  • Many mid-term exams are given in late February and early March; set additional study time aside for yours.

  • Check important dates on the Registrar's web page, such as:

    • withdrawing from a class
    • advanced registration for summer and fall classes
    • exam week
    • Commencement. Applying for graduation is required.
  • Meet with a Student Success Advisor to look at majors & career fields that interest you!

  • Explore Summer Session offerings for courses and credit-bearing travel opportunities.


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  • Schedule an appointment with your Advisor to be ready to register for next semester's courses on your eligible date.

  • Consider an  Internship for Summer or Fall to build experience.

  • Review important dates on the  Registrar's web page, such as:

    • withdrawing from a class
    • advanced registration for summer and fall classes
    • exam week
    • Commencement. Applying for graduation is required.
  • Consider taking a CORE class in new subject you’re interested in.

  • Explore Summer Session offerings for courses and credit-bearing travel opportunities.

  • Create/Update your LinkedInAccount & build your network!

  • Review summer and year-round leadership positions and involvement opportunities.

  • Prepare for your advanced registration appointment.

  • Summer Session registration begins.

  • Remember, classes fill up quickly. To help insure you get the classes you want, register for classes as soon as possible.


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  • Arrive on time for your advanced registration appointment. Bring your Wish List and Degree Progress Report.

  •  Register for classes on your eligible date.

  • Summer Session registration continues.

  • Remember, classes fill up quickly. To help insure you get the classes you want, register for classes as soon as possible.

  • Meet with your academic advisor before the semester ends.

  • Add dates of final exams to your personal planner


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  • Prepare end of the semester projects and study for final exams.

  • First Summer Session begins in the middle of the month.

  • Attend Commencement. Celebrate your accomplishments.

  • Grades will be posted on MaineStreet.

  • The Deans' offices assess student academic performance and notify students regarding:

    • Dean's List
    • Probation
    • Suspension
    • Dismissal
  • Review the goals you set for yourself earlier in the semester. Assess your academic performance by measuring it against those goals. Construct goals for the next semester based on your assessment.

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  • Summer Session continues.

  • Check the Registrar's and the Summer Session web pages to verify dates and information related to adding, dropping, and withdrawing summer classes.

  • Summer grades are posted after the end of each session.

  • Orientation for new students occurs throughout the summer.

  • Summer is a great time to Informational Interview or job shadow with connections in your home town or in the Greater Portland/Lewiston-Auburn area. 

  • Time to update your resume!  Schedule a time to reflect on all of your leadership, student activity and professional experiences you’ve had during the school year.