Plan for a successful second year   Attend first day of fall classes   Join a student organization   Explore undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities   Attend an ETSU sporting event   Confirm selection of major (and minor if applicable)   Update 4-year plan   Print Degree Audit from GoldLink   Register for next academic semester on GoldLink   Finish 36-45 credits     Complete FAFSA for next academic year/ apply for scholarships   Explore career options in the ARC   Attend an ETSU or community arts or cultural event   Attend an ETSU sporting event   Meet with your academic advisor   Prepare for final exams   Verify grades, academic status and adjust schedule (if necessary) in GoldLink
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                   
  Review deadlines in academic calendar   Attend Welcome Week events   Read the East Tennessean Student Newspaper   Develop relationships with faculty and staff   Visit University Career Services for support in choosing a major   Participate in leadership and service activity   Start building resume in University Career Services   Meet with your academic advisor   Prepare for final exams   Verify grades, academic status and adjust schedule (if neccessary) in GoldLink     Attend first day of Spring class   Visit University Career Services about part-time jobs, volunteering and work shadowing   Renew housing contract   Print Degree Audit from GoldLink   Register for next academic semester in GoldLink   Finish 48-60 credits    
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Plan for a successful second year
Review the items in the BucPath for this year.  You are well on your way to graduation!

Review deadlines in academic calendar
It is important to keep up with academic dates such as last day to add a class, last day to drop a class, etc.

Here is the current ETSU academic calendar: http://www.etsu.edu/reg/academics/calendar.aspx

Go to class- attendance is important
Class attendance is important for successful achievement. Not only will you learn the course material but many courses and departments have an attendance policy. Not attending can affect your financial aid, housing, grades etc.

Attend Welcome Week events/learn about campus involvement
Welcome Week is an opportunity for students to make new friends, learn about different organizations, clubs and activities to get involved in at ETSU. Being involved will give you good experiences, open up leadership opportunities, allow you to meet other people and give you the support you need.  

Find more information about getting involved and a list of ETSU student organizations and clubs here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/aboutus.aspx

Join a student organization
Joining a student organization is a great way to meet other students, get involved in campus activities and enhance your college life.

Here is the current list of student organizations:http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/

Read the East Tennessean student newspaper
Reading the student newspaper will keep you up to date on campus news and issues, sports and entertainment and more.  The East Tennessean is available in print or on-line. 

Find out more about the East Tennesseean or how you can contribute: http://www.etsu.edu/students/studentpub/

The East Tennessean is also readable online here: http://www.easttennessean.com/

Explore undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities
Research and study abroad programs give students opportunities to gain a broader knowledge of cultures and people outside Tennessee and the United States.

Study Abroad opportunities at ETSU can be found here: http://www.etsu.edu/honors/international/abroad/default.aspx

Develop relationships with faculty and staff
Developing relationships with faculty and staff can be very beneficial. Talking with your professors can help clear up lecture material or information that you did not understand. Some professors may give you a more detailed preview of what is coming up which could help you focus on what to study. Another benefit is that professor and professional staff references are vital if you plan to continue your education beyond the bachelor level. Many professors and staff members are reluctant to write reference letters unless they know you beyond just seeing you in the office or department or on the basis of nothing but the coursework they’ve seen.

Attend an ETSU sporting event
Show your support and ETSU pride by attending an ETSU sporting event.

Find the schedule for your favorite sport here: http://www.etsubucs.com/home/default/

Visit University Career Services for support in choosing a major
University Career Services can offer support when choosing a major. On their web site you can find a link to “What can I do with this Major?” – a helpful guide to the type of work you can do with a many different majors, types of employers typically hiring those majors and other information and strategies.

“What can I do with this major” web site is located here: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/majors/

Confirm selection of major (and minor if applicable)
At this point in your college career, you should have an idea of what academic major and minor (if required) that you want to pursue and the requirements to complete the degree.

A complete list of major and minor programs and requirements. http://catalog.etsu.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=436

Participate in leadership and service activity
Participating in leadership and service activities is another way to meet people while also becoming equipped with skills, knowledge and experience that will help you effectively lead at ETSU and beyond.

Click here for information about leadership opportunities. http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/leadership.aspx

Update your 4-year plan to Graduation
Look at Degree Works and meet with your academic or faculty advisor to adjust your plans, as needed, to complete all of your course requirements. 

You can access Degree Works through your Goldlink account or athttp://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Start building resume in University Career Services
Now is the time to start developing a resume.  University Career Services can help.  You can schedule an appointment with a full time staff member by calling 423-439-4450. Resume Walk-In Hours with Graduate Assistants are available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9AM - 4PM.

Access the University Career Services web site here http://www.etsu.edu/students/careers/default.aspx

Print Degree Audit
Log-in to Degree Works and print your degree audit to take to your academic advising appointment. Go to Goldlink and click on Degree Works https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin. Use Chrome, for best viewing results.

Meet with your academic advisor
All students with less than 60 credits earned are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. But it is strongly recommend that you meet with your advisor throughout your college career to ensure you are on track to graduation.  This is an opportunity for you to discuss the classes you will be taking the next academic semester as well as courses you make want to take during the winter or summer sessions. The relationship you develop with your advisor is important to your success at ETSU. 

Access a list of Academic Major Advisors and contact information here: http://www.etsu.edu/advisement/documents/USA_Advisor_List.pdf

Register for next academic semester and update personal information in GoldLink
Each semester you will register for the next academic semester using GoldLink. It is also important to update your personal information such as your address, phone, etc.

Click here to log into GoldLink.  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years - http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Prepare for final exams
Now is the time to begin studying and preparing for final exams. Your final exams are not always scheduled on the same day and time as your regular class schedule.

Here are ETSU's final exam dates and times. http://www.etsu.edu/reg/registration/finalexam.aspx

Finish 36-45 credit hours
In order to graduate in a timely manner, it is suggested that students complete 36-45 credit hours by the end of this semester.

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years - http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Verify grades, academic status and adjust class schedule (if necessary) in GoldLink.
Once your final grades have been submitted, we encourage you to verify those grades in GoldLink. You can also check your academic status (good standing, probation, suspension) as well as adjust or change classes that you have enrolled in for the next academic semester.

Log into GoldLink here:  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Complete your FAFSA
“FAFSA” is the Federal Student Aid Application. Completing your FAFSA is the avenue to obtain federal money for your education including grants, Hope Scholarships, and other forms of funding. The FAFSA must be completed each year in order for you to be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. For ETSU based scholarships, March 1 is the deadline to submit your application each year.

The FAFSA form can be accessed online here: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Access more information about ETSU Scholarships here: http://www.etsu.edu/scholarships

Go to class- attendance is important
Class attendance is important for successful achievement. Not only will you learn the course material but many courses and departments have an attendance policy. Not attending can negatively impact your financial aid, housing, grades etc.

Explore career options in the ARC
Whether you have already decided on your career choice or not, the Advisement Resources Career Center (ARC) is a great place to explore career options. In the ARC you will find an array of resources such as the Career Exploration Center, University Career Services and more.

Explore the offices, departments, and resources in the ARC online:  http://www.etsu.edu/arc

Visit University Career Services about Part-Time Jobs, Volunteering, and Work Shadowing
Now is the time to begin exploring career options through real-world experiences that will also enrich your resume.

Visit the University Career Services web site: http://www.etsu.edu/students/careers/default.aspx

Attend an ETSU or community arts or cultural event
View upcomming events at ETSU through the PlanIt calendar. http://www.etsu.edu/planitetsu/
Access the schedule of ETSU Theatre productions. http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm/theatre/
Find Multicultural Affairs and events. http://www.etsu.edu/students/multcult/

Renew Housing Contract
Students living on campus, who wish to live on campus the next year, must renew their housing contract. 

Locate information about how to renew your housing contract here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/housing/returningstudent.aspx

Attend an ETSU sporting event
Show your support and ETSU pride by attending and ETSU sporting event.

Click here for information about athletics and sport schedules. http://www.etsubucs.com/home/default/

Print Degree Audit
Log-in to Degree Works and print your degree audit to take to your academic advising appointment. Go to Goldlink and click on Degree Works https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin. Use Chrome, for best viewing results.

Meet with your academic advisor
All students with less than 60 credits earned are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. But it is strongly recommended that you meet with your advisor throughout your college career to ensure you are on track to graduation. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the classes you will be taking the next academic semester as well as courses you may want to take during the winter or summer sessions. The relationship you develop with your advisor is important to your success at ETSU. 

See the current list of Academic Major Advisors and their contact information here: http://www.etsu.edu/advisement/documents/USA_Advisor_List.pdf

Register for next academic semester and update personal information in GoldLink
Each semester you will register for the next academic semester using GoldLink. It is also important to update your personal information such as address, phone, etc.

Click here to log into GoldLink.  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years - http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Prepare for final exams
Now is the time to begin studying and preparing for final exams. Your final exams are not always scheduled on the same day and time as your regular class schedule.

Fiinal exam dates and times are located here: http://www.etsu.edu/reg/registration/finalexam.aspx

Finish 48-60 credit hours
In order to graduate in a timely manner, it is suggested that students complete 48-60 credit hours by the end of this semester.

Taking 15 or more hours per semester will keep you on track to graduate in four years - http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx

Verify grades, academic status and adjust class schedule (if necessary) in GoldLink.
Once your final grades have been submitted, we encourage you to verify those grades in GoldLink. You can also check your academic status (good standing, probation, suspension) as well as adjust or change classes that you have registered to take the next academic semester.  

Log into GoldLink here:  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin