The end of this semester is fast approaching. Here are some tips to help you get through the rest of this semester:
Talk to your professors. Professors have office hours for a reason, so take advantage of those hours whether it be to talk about your grade or chat about life. If your professor’s office hours don’t fit your schedule, email them and set up an appointment.
Keep track of your schedules. Make sure you have a copy of each syllabus for your classes and keep them in the correct folder(s). After each class, cross off that date in your syllabus. It’ll help you keep track of what is due and it’ll show you how fast everything is approaching.
Peer Advising Workshops. If you are a Freshmen, or have less than 30 hours completed, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for our peer advising workshops. This is the first step to be able to register for next semester. You can check out the schedule in your email, Facebook, or the UIS Campus Channel.
Email your advisor(s). Registration for Spring 2017 is quickly approaching, so email your advisor(s) to set up an advising appointment. Even though registration is not until the beginning of November, email them now as life gets busy and you may have to reschedule. You don’t run out of time, because meeting with your advisor(s) will answer all your questions and will keep you on track to graduate on time.
Check out your DARS report. After you have emailed your advisor(s), check out your DARS report. This report will give you an idea of what classes you still have left and how much progress you have made. Check it out from time to time when you’re feeling overwhelmed! Seeing your progress will make you feel relieved.
Look at the Dynamic Schedule. On your DARS report in a section or a couple of sections, it will tell you what classes you still need to take to fulfill your requirement. Write those classes down and then look them up in the Dynamic Schedule. This will give you an idea of when those classes will be so you’ll already have at least some of your classes and times written down when you meet with your advisor(s).
Make time for friends. Life may be busy, but hanging out with friends at least once a week will help you de-stress. Check out the UIS website and your email for upcoming UIS events.
Resources on the UIS Campus. Take advantage of all the resources that’s on the UIS campus like the library. These places are here to help you have a successful time at UIS.