Snapshot by Year

Snapshot by Year

Here is a snapshot of what you should be focusing on each year:

FRESHMAN YEAR (0-31 CREDITS)

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor and learn their contact information, visit their office, and participate in a workshop or group advising session
  • Understand your degree and graduation requirements; keep in mind you need at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to graduate.
  • Begin learning to use your Program Sequence
  • Guide so you will understand your class and credit requirments as you move through your degree path at SFUAD
  • Review the SFUAD Catalog and the various academic policies and deadlines
  • Learn to navigate mySF Portal as this is your onestop shop for all things related to your academics, financial aid, and registration
  • Check your student email on a daily basis as this will be our main form of communication
  • Ask for help when you need it because there is never shame in asking for support and help when it comes to your educational, life, and career goals

SOPHOMORE YEAR (32-63 CREDITS)

  • Talk to your advisor about Study Abroad programs (taken in your Junior year) that can enrich your current academic path and degree plan
  • Make changes to your program or degree path by declaring a minor (BA programs) or changing or adding a concentration (BFA programs)
  • Connect with faculty mentors and the Career
  • Services Advisor to develop Intership opportunities as you progress forward
  • Adjust learning strategies as needed

JUNIOR YEAR (64-95 CREDITS)

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor and make sure you are on track to graduate
  • Review your degree audit through your mySF portal and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure everything is correct and up-to-date
  • Meet with the Director of Career Services to discuss career goals and how they connect to your remaining degree requirements

SENIOR YEAR (96+ CREDITS)

  • Discuss strategies for balancing your final education commitments with your future work or internship responsibilities
  • Complete graduation application at your senior meeting with your Academic Advisor
  • Complete Career Services Exit Interview
  • Seek out referrals for graduate school or post-baccalaureate programs if so desired