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Academic Time Line


FRESHMAN YEAR - Develop A Plan

- Advisement at the SAM Center (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www)
- Begin Core Curriculum (http://www.shsu.edu/catalog/corecurriculum.html)
- Take Study Skills (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www/mentoring/study_skills.html)
- Join a campus organization (http://www.shsu.edu/~slo_sad/v2/studentorgs)
- Develop a C0-Curriculum Transcript(http://www.shsu.edu/~slo_sad/v2/documents/ORGLinkBrochure.pdf)
- Develop a good GPA (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www/target_gpa_calculator.html)
- Start thinking about your major (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/career-services/)
- Use tutoring resources/writing center (tutoring resources)


SOPHOMORE YEAR - Maintaining A Foundation

- Early advisement & registration (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www)
- Decide on your major
- Declare your major
- Maintain a good GPA (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www/target_gpa_calculator.html)
- Visit Career Services (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/career-services/)
- Look over your Degree Plan with an Advisor (http://samweb.shsu.edu/regr09wp)
- Maintain balance between academics and social life


JUNIOR YEAR - Evaluate Your Progress

- Early advisement & registration (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www)
- Keep that GPA up (http://www.shsu.edu/~sam_www/target_gpa_calculator.html)
- Go to Career Services and Job Fairs on campus (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/career-services/)
- Review your degree plan to be sure you are on target (http://samweb.shsu.edu/regr09wp)
- Check on internships within your major department
- File for graduation (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar/graduation/apply-to-graduate/index.html)
- Thinking about graduate school? (http://www.ed2go.com/shsu/SearchResults.aspx?SearchTerms=gre)


SENIOR YEAR - Moving Forward

- Check on your degree plan (http://samweb.shsu.edu/regr09wp)
- Make sure you have filed for graduation (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar/graduation/apply-to-graduate/index.html)
- Finalize your resume and job interviewing skills with Career Services (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/career-services/)
- Leave no stone unturned, you are responsible to make sure that everything is complete and ready for you to graduate, double check with Registrar's Office (http://www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar)


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