We all know that time of year. Those jingling bells, lovely scented trees, and mistletoe. When the jolly season is over however, we must get back to our studies! That’s right, the Spring semester is right around the corner and we must all be prepared!
I know how much we just dread going back to school after a holiday break. It was a well needed break, and now you are refreshed and ready to start the new semester! I just thought I would compile a small list of important dates that may help you stay focused, and start this semester off right!
1. Spring Fees are due the day you register. This may seem obvious, but believe me it’s something easily forgotten.
Another thing to remember while we are discussing registering is, remember that registration is only for a limited time, and you only have until January 2nd to get all of your classes squared away! Hurry! Time isn’t going to wait!
2. January 5th is the last day of new student orientations for Spring 2012 classes starting January 9-14th!
3. January 6th is the first day that books may be charged against awarded Financial Aid in the SCF Store. Be sure to get your books as soon as possible, that way you are prepared for all of your classes!
January 6th is also the last day for submission of residency documents for Spring term, and is also the deadline to submit Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal forms.
4. January 9th is the big day! Spring 2012 Classes begin. Don’t forget to go to bed early that way you get a great nights sleep, and have a hearty breakfast to get a jump on the day ahead.
5. Have fun, and stay focused! Yup, just as this tip says, have fun. It’s a new semester. A perfect opportunity to meet new people, and learn new things. The 2nd part of this tip is probably the most important one though. Stay focused. It’s easy to get distracted with everything that is going on right now. All these deadlines, fees, books, and life obstacles make getting an education difficult. I recommend using your planner. It makes staying organized and getting ahead easier.
Right now is a very stressful time for all students. Just remember to take it a day at a time, and before you know it classes will be over. Hopefully these tips and tricks help you succeed not only this semester, but future ones to come.