Academic Advising

Look, we know that you’ve just made it through midterms, and you’ve got final exams just around the corner. It might even feel like you’ve got more on your plate than a kid at a free dessert buffet. But there’s a very good reason to take a step back and start thinking about something that’s still a couple of months away. And it’s got nothing to do with ice cream. Enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester kicks off in November, and it’s time to make sure you’ve got everything lined up. So take a look below for some helpful planning tips. And afterward, sure, go ahead and treat yourself to a couple scoops.

Taking a few minutes now to prepare for Spring 2021 can save you lots of time down the road. Go check out the Panther Enrollment checklist, where you’ll find a ready-made rundown of things to do. That includes logging in to PAWS, where you’ll see your enrollment appointment. The enrollment appointment is the earliest date you can finalize your enrollment, but you can do plenty of things to prepare in advance of that date. And be sure to mark your calendars with all the important dates so that nothing slips through the cracks.

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A key part of that spring preparation should be meeting with your academic advisor. They can guide you in advance of your enrollment so that your spring plans fit seamlessly with your long-term plans. Making an appointment with your advisor is easy. Just log in to Navigate360, pick a time and lock it in.


One of the easiest and most efficient ways to make steady progress toward graduation is taking 15 credits per semester. But beyond that, it’s also a great way to save money on your tuition bill, and there’s even evidence that it leads to better academic success. Learn more about the importance of the 15 to Finish approach by watching this short video.

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