Snapshot by Year

Snapshot by Year

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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