Work with University Career Services to write and edit a professional resume   Attend Welcome Week events/ learn about campus involvement   Take a student organization leadership role   Build faculty relationships for reference letters   Print Degree Audit from GoldLink   Register for next academic semester on GoldLink   Complete 60-75 credits   Winter Session available     Complete FAFSA for next academic year/ apply for scholarships   Complete a career related internship   Renew housing contract   Print Degree Audit from GoldLink   Register for next academic semester in GoldLink   Complete 72-90 credits (120 credits to graduate)    
                                                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                               
  Go to class - Attendance is important!   Join a student organization   Meet with faculty about graduate school programs (if applicable)   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     File intent to graduate   Attend first day of Spring classes   Consider graduate schools and look at requirements   Attend a cultural event or lecture   Meet with your academic advisor   Prepare for final exams   Verify grades, academic status and adjust schedule (if necessary) in GoldLink
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University Career Services can help your write and edit your resume
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.

Visit the University Career Services web site here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/careers/default.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 may negatively impact 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.  

More information about getting involved and a list of ETSU student organizations and clubs can be found 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.

Access a full list of student organizations herer:http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/

Take a student organization leadership role
Serving in a leadership position in a student organization can enhance the skills you have already developed, help you become aware of your leadership style as well as allow you to have a voice in the goals and mission of the student organization.

Meet with faculty about graduate school programs
If you are planning to further your education after your bachelor’s degree, now is the time to meet with faculty to discuss graduate school programs.

Here is a list of graduate school programs at ETSU. http://catalog.etsu.edu/content.php?catoid=10&navoid=482

Build 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 a 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 and ETSU sporting event.

Find the schedule of your favorite sport or more information about ETSU Athletics at their website: http://www.etsubucs.com/

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 the full list of Academic Major Advisors and contact information online: 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.

Log into GoldLink here:  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/

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 is a list of final exam dates and times. http://www.etsu.edu/reg/registration/finalexam.aspx

Complete 60-75 credit hours
In order to graduate in a timely manner, it is suggested that students complete 60-75 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:  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/

Winter Session available
Limited courses are offered during the Winter Session.  Courses offered are selected by academic departments and are 100% online. These courses are considered part of the spring term. You are limited to one course or a max of 4-credit hours. ETSU Financial Aid recipients may be able to include a winter session course with the spring term award. Course can be found in Goldlink.  Select the spring term, then select the subject(s) you'd like to search, and choose “winter session” as the "Part of Term".

More information about Winter Session is listed here: http://www.etsu.edu/winter/

Find out more about ETSU Financial Aid information: http://www.etsu.edu/finaid/

Log into GoldLink. https://goldlink.etsu.edu/

File intent to graduate (if 90 or more credit hours earned or two semesters prior to graduation)
If you have completed 90 credit hours and are planning to graduate within the next two semesters, you must file the Notice of Intention to Graduate. In addition you must provide the graduation office with the Major Sheet, Minor Sheet (if applicable), and Substitution Form(s) (if applicable).  Without these documents a graduation evaluation cannot be performed.

File the Notice of Intention to Graduate located online here: http://www.etsu.edu/reg/regforms/intenttograd.aspx or in DegreeWorks through your Goldlink account or at http://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/default.aspx.  

Complete FAFSA for next academic year/apply for scholarships
“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.

Complete the FAFSA form located online here: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Locate more information about ETSU Scholarships by visiting the ETSU scholarships office online: http://www.etsu.edu/scholarships

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

Complete a career related internship
University Career Services manages several Internship Programs for academic departments at ETSU.  An internship can provide learning and training outside the classroom and laboratory, as you work toward graduation and transition to the labor market.

Find more information about internships here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/careers/student/internships.aspx

Consider graduate schools and look at requirements
If you are planning to continue your education beyond a bachelor’s degree, now is the time to explore programs and requirements.

Locate a full list of graduate school programs and requirements at ETSU here: http://catalog.etsu.edu/content.php?catoid=10&navoid=482

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

Information on how to renew your housing contract is located here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/housing/returningstudent.aspx

Attend a cultural event or lecture
ETSU offers and array of cultural events and lectures to expose students to other cultures and increase diversity.

View upcoming events at ETSU by visiting the ETSU home page www.etsu.edu or the PlanIt calendar: http://www.etsu.edu/planitetsu/

Find out about Multicultural Affairs and events: http://www.etsu.edu/students/multcult/

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. 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 make want to take during the winter or summer sessions. The relationship you develop with your advisor is important to your academic success at ETSU. 

Click here for a list of Academic Major Advisors and their contact information. 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.

Log into GoldLink:  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/

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 is a full list of final exam dates and times. http://www.etsu.edu/reg/registration/finalexam.aspx

Complete 72-90 credit hours
In order to graduate in a timely manner, it is suggested that students complete 72-90 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.  https://goldlink.etsu.edu/