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  1. Academic Planning_Order AP Scores

    Read this document to learn the steps for requesting Advanced Placement (AP) scores.

    1. Create/Log-in to your College Board Account. Unofficial scores are available online anytime. 

    2. Choose your college. After setting up your account, choose the institutions you’d like to receive your scores. Be sure to check the mailing address(es) for institutions you’re considering to ensure the scores are mailed to the correct addresses.

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  2. Academic Planning_Preparing for a CLEP Test

    Read this document to learn about preparing for a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test

    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP), created by the College Board, includes standardized tests that measure how much you know about certain academic subjects, including composition and literature, world languages, history and social studies, science and mathematics, and business. Your success in one or more of these tests may allow you to earn credit for college class(es).

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  3. Academic Planning_Preparing for an Academic Advising Appointment

    This document provides tips to prepare for your academic advising appointment.

    Records and Documents

    Bring important records to your academic advising appointment. Important records include, but are not limited to, the following: college transcripts, military transcripts, degree planning sheets, Advanced Placement Test Scores, CLEP Scores, and Individualized Educational Program (IEP) documentation. 

    Confirm Academic Information

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  4. Academic Planning_Preparing for the First Day of Class

    Review this document to make sure you’re prepared to start classes.


    Many instructors provide the syllabus for classes prior to the start of the semester. If this is the case for you, be sure to read over the course content and format, as well as the expectations outlined by the instructor. You may want to consider the following steps related to the syllabus:

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  5. Academic Planning_Rebounding From a Tough Semester

    Read this document to learn how to rebound from a challenging semester.

    Institutional Support

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  6. Academic Planning_Stackable Credits

    Use this document to learn about stackable credits.

    What are Stackable Credits?

    Stackable credits are sequences of credentials that students accumulate over time in order to demonstrate qualifications that will help them advance in their careers. Such credits and credentials are often developed based on technology and customer service needs of industries such as health care, information technology, and hospitality.

    Examples of Stackable Credits/Credentials

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  7. Academic Planning_Tips for Building A Schedule

    Consider these tips when building a schedule each semester.

    Course Combination

    When building a course schedule, you may want to think about combinations of courses you will take each semester. Consider the course content, time investment for each course, and your commitment level to the work required for the course. For example, if you know a particular course will take a great deal of your time during the semester, you might consider scheduling other courses that may be slightly less time-intensive.

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  8. Academic Planning_Transferring During A Pandemic

    Read this document to gain tips for transferring during a pandemic.

    1. Check admission requirements at colleges you’re interested in. Due to the pandemic and its evolving impact, some colleges have temporarily changed admissions criteria. 

    2. Check the transfer policies at the college(s) you’re considering. In addition to checking the standard transfer policies, check for temporary and modified transfer policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  9. Academic Planning_Understanding Majors and Minors

    Review this document to learn about majors and minors in college


    Your major will be the focus of your college studies. It will include key classes that will provide you with knowledge and experiences intended to propel you into your career or to enhance your current professional skills. When it comes to choosing your major, think about your skillset and what you like to do. Often, your hobbies and interests might suggest a major for you.

    PMP - September 28, 2021

  10. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Admission Interview

    Colleges and universities do not generally offer admission interviews. In the event you select a college that does offer an interview, review this document for tips on achieving a successful one.

    • Admission representatives will likely focus on your interests, experiences, academic work, and extracurricular activities.

    • You will want to have a sense of what questions you may be asked, and to prepare yourself for providing answers to them. Such questions may include:

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  11. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Breaking the Swirl

    Review this document to learn about the swirling transfer student.

    What is the Swirler?

    The term “swirler” describes an undergraduate student who transfers to and from several different colleges without earning a degree or credential. Rarely do “swirlers” move neatly between institutions. Often, this results in increased tuition expenses, an extended graduation timeline, duplication of coursework, excess credits, and in some cases, no credential. 

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  12. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Building a Schedule

    Read this document to learn about tips for scheduling your courses.

    • Consider your time commitments, including work, family, recreational activities, and others.

      • How will your studies impact these other commitments?

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  13. Enrollment/Admission Planning_College Checklists

    Review this document to address the action items you will want to accomplish prior to and after arriving at your new college or university.

    Prior to Arriving on Campus:

    • Complete final forms and applications

    • Be sure you have immunization documents available for the health center

    • Place a deposit on your admission to confirm your acceptance

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  14. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Creating a Personal Statement

    Read this document to learn about tips for developing a personal statement related to your academic pursuits.

    Colleges and universities may request a personal statement as part of your college application. Generally, the statement is open-ended, allowing you to decide what information to include. If you’re unsure about what to write, you might consider these questions:

    • Was there a particular experience in your life that inspired you to continue your education?

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  15. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Freshman vs. Transfer Admission

    Read this document to learn the differences between freshman vs. transfer admission.

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  16. Enrollment/Admission Planning_International Students

    Read this document to learn about entering college as an international student. 

    International students 

    If you’re an international student, your home country may be in North America, such as Canada or Mexico, or it may be in Europe, Asia, Africa, or other continents. 

    Freshman International Students

    You are considered a freshman in the U.S. if you have not completed college work in your home country or elsewhere in the U.S.

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  17. Transfer Steps_Prepare to Transfer_Pack Your Bags

    Read this document to plan your packing for college.

    If you’re planning to live on campus (in a residence hall or apartment) or off-campus, you’re likely to need the following items:

    • Bedding, including sheets, pillows, comforter, mattress pad/cover

    • Towels, washcloths

    • Clothes and clothes hangers

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  18. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Tips for Military/Veteran Students

    Review this document to learn more about entering college as a member or former member of the military.

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  19. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Transfer Fair Navigation

    Read this document to learn about tips for navigating a Transfer Fair.

    • Find Transfer Events. Transfer fairs are held at 2-year colleges for students who are interested in completing bachelor’s programs. They are also held at 4-year colleges and universities for students who are considering those institutions. You will be able to find them during fall and spring semesters.

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  20. Enrollment/Admission Planning_Values List

    Check out this list of values to help you explore what’s important to you in your career planning.

    PMP - September 29, 2021