General Plan for 4-Year Graduation

General Plan for 4-Year Graduation

Earn 30 credits each year

Develop all three areas

Academics – Career – Co-Curricular 

Freshman Year

  • Focus on General Studies classes including any that are program prerequisites for your major.
  • Get to know your professors and advisor.
  • Explore career interests and related majors.
  • Get involved in at least one on-campus organization.
  • Meet new friends and build campus relationships.
  • Find opportunities to volunteer.

Sophomore Year

  • Complete general studies classes and take a couple of classes for your major.
  • Meet any program entrance requirements (PRAXIS and other for Teacher Education).
  • Discover more about careers that interest you through informational interviews, job shadowing, a parttime job, etc.
  • Review and reaffirm your values, interests, personality, and abilities.
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities on campus or in the community.
  • Take leadership roles on campus.

Junior Year

  • Talk with your advisor to ensure you are meeting academic requirements for graduation and discuss career plans.
  • Talk to professors about research opportunities.
  • Consider and research an advanced degree.
  • Connect with professionals in the field through internships, job fairs, etc.
  • Obtain an internship.
  • Develop a list of professional references and keep in contact.
  • Gain more practical experience through activities, employment and community involvement.

Senior Year

  • Meet regularly with your advisor and confirm graduation status.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Request letters of recommendation from faculty members.
  • Achieve – update your resume and profile on jobsites, attend the career fair, apply for graduate school or jobs.