Students who plan in advance more successful

April 20, 2012 Commentary Print Print

Enrollment for the summer and fall semester is now open. Students should enroll as soon as possible.

Students who set their goals early and have an action plan are often more successful in their academic careers.

If you are working, have a family or other priorities that you must plan your coursework around, meeting with an adviser in advance can make enrollment a much smoother process.

Classes are filling up quickly, and optimal times and days for those on a restricted schedule will become difficult to find.

Therefore, planning ahead and meeting with an academic adviser now may ensure optimal course placement and course availability.


Enrolling early allows you to ask important questions and get informed responses.

Students often want to know: What classes do I have left to take? Can I take an intersession course? Can I enroll online? Do I need to test for course placement? When do I apply for graduation?

These are all questions the Office of Academic Advising can help you get the answers to.

The Office of Academic Advising can also confirm or change program/majors, request faculty advisers, run degree checks, write diversified studies contracts, help with course selection, evaluate test scores, and establish personalized education plans.

For international students who will be traveling within the U.S. and abroad this summer, it is important to come in and meet with an academic adviser to set up your fall courses.

By doing so, international students ensure their enrollment and degree/course planning is done and they can spend the rest of their summer worry free about finding the appropriate courses at the right times for their schedules.

As always, all students can avoid long lines during the heavy enrollment periods the first few weeks before classes start by choosing classes and enrolling early.

We encourage students to meet with an adviser now to enroll for summer and fall.

To set up an appointment to meet with an academic adviser call 405-682-7535.

—Linda Kay Little

Transfer and Academic Advising Coordinator

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