January
3
University
First day of classes
January
9
Registration
Last day to add a course on MySAIL
January
17
Registration
Last day to add a course with instructor’s permission
January
17
Registration
Last day to drop a course for 100% refund
January
18
Advising
Call to schedule your required FYAC winter appointment
January
26
Getting Involved
February
18
University
Winter break Feb 18 - 26. University offices open
March
1
Housing
Housing sign-up for 2018-19 academic year opens
March
14
Registration
March
16
Financial
Summer 2018 charges assessed to eBill. Payment plan enrollment available for summer 2018.
March
19
Registration
Registration for summer 2018, fall 2018 and winter 2019 opens
March
19
Advising
Deadline to complete FYAC winter appointment
April
15
Financial
Summer 2018 payment due date
April
19
Classes
May
1
Classes
View winter grades in MySAIL

Prepare For Your Second Year

Now that you completed half of your first year in college the time has come to reflect, continue to put your best foot forward and make adjustments where needed. Use this section to stay on the right track and plan ahead for your second year.

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Academics

Your second semester schedule is designed to challenge you to continue exploring your major. Seek ways to grow in your major and delve into new possibilities.

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Advising

All first-year students are required to meet with their assigned FYAC adviser once in the winter semester to discuss their academic progress, second year schedule and the Second Year Experience (SYE). In March, you will register for your second year courses.

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Course Changes

Making course changes may affect your progress to degree. Use this section to review the process of adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses. Make an informed decision by speaking with your adviser and Student Financial Services.

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Finances

The winter semester is a good time to begin planning your financial future. Check MySAIL to review your financial aid for the upcoming academic year and submit any unsatisfied requirements. Review the summer financial aid information to determine your eligibility.

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Get Connected

Staying connected to campus is a critical piece to success at OU. Consider ways to strengthen your connection by becoming more involved on campus.

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Major and Career

Connect with your adviser to confirm your major selection and how to set your future career goals. Your second semester is the perfect time to engage with your choice and bridge the gap using campus resources.

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Thinking Ahead

The summer is a great time to take summer classes or take part in experiential learning as an intern. Review the list of summer opportunities available to first year students.

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Academic Probation

Academic probation is not predictive of your success. Connect with your adviser about your next steps in the process.

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Take Care of Yourself

Each semester brings on new challenges. Learn how time and stress management can help ease anxiety and help you to be a more productive student.

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View Faculty Feedback

Your professor may provide feedback via email on how you can improve in a course. Review their recommendations to get back on the right track.

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Struggling in Course

Whether or not you took advantage of the many academic support services in your first semester, winter semester is a new start. Explore resources available to all students.

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Seek Tutoring Support

The Tutoring Center offers tutoring for most 100- and 200- level courses. Seek help early and often.

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Writing Center

Writing is an essential part of your college career and life in general. Explore new ideas by connecting with the Writing Center.

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Utilize Moodle

Many courses use an online system called Moodle, which allows you to receive information about class assignments, grades and upcoming projects.

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Pre-Health Professional Resources

Students interested in attending a professional school should begin taking advantage of testing resources, preparation events and volunteer opportunities. Discuss your next steps with the pre-professional advising office.

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Review Academic Conduct Policy

Plagiarism and cheating are not tolerated. Become familiar with OU’s Academic Conduct Policy.

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Review Final Exam Schedule

The final exam schedule is different than your class schedule.

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Schedule your Appointment

Required advising appointments begin after the add/drop period. Complete this requirement early to avoid receiving a hold on your account. Call the First Year Advising Center at (248) 370-3227 to schedule.

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Prepare for your Appointment

In your winter appointment, you will discuss a variety of topics including your second year schedule. Prepare to meet with your adviser by creating a list of questions ahead of time.

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Review Your Degree Plans and Checklists

As you head into your second year at OU, review your degree plan and checklist. These documents will be used in your advising appointment.

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School and College Information

Access additional forms, event information and documents for your school or college and major. Check back often for updated information.

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Registering For Your Second Year

Registration for your second year courses will be available in March. The date of when you can register is determined by the amount of credits you have earned.

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FYAC Chat

Do you have a quick question? Knowledgeable student leaders are available online to answer your questions, about campus resources, important dates and more, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Stay on track to complete 28 credits

Registration for your second year courses will be available in March. The date of when you can register is determined by the amount of credits you have. Stay on track to register early.

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Add a Course

If you are considering making course changes in your second semester, consult your academic adviser who will help ensure the changes you make keep you on track for your degree.

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Waitlist for Courses

If a course is full, a waitlist may be available. Students are notified via email when a seat becomes available.

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Drop a Course

Dropping a course can affect you financially and academically. Make an informed decision by contacting Student Financial Services and your adviser.

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Withdraw From a Course

After the add/drop period students have the option to withdraw from a course for a ‘W’ grade. Review the financial implications and speak to your adviser.

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How to Make Schedule Changes

Review these tutorials to learn how to add, drop or withdraw from a course on MySAIL. Consult with your adviser via phone or email before making changes.

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Complete the FAFSA for Next Year

Complete your FAFSA application, if you have not done so already. Use your previous year taxes to complete the process for a full understanding of your aid.

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Check for Outstanding Requirements

Review outstanding requirements on MySAIL. Consult with Student Financial Services if you have questions.

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Review Scholarship Renewal Criteria

If you earned a scholarship when you were admitted to OU, review the scholarship renewal criteria to ensure you’re eligible to receive the scholarship in your second year.

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Apply Early For New Scholarships and/or Grants

Explore new scholarship and grant opportunities. Apply early and often!

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Complete OU’s Summer Financial Aid Application

Review the summer financial aid information to determine eligibility for summer aid. If eligible, submit your application early.

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Make Summer Payment

If you are taking summer courses, payment is due for summer by April 15. View your eBill and connect with Student Financial Services for questions.

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Apply to Be A Student Leader

Complete the process to becoming OU’s next student leader. Be the change you wish to see on campus.

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Connect with a Student Organization

Joining a student organization is a great way to connect with other students. Consider taking on a leadership role in your student organization or starting your own.

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Be a Part of Greek Life

OU is home to 17 sororities and fraternities. Each organization differs in rituals but all help you develop leadership skills and lifelong friendships.

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Volunteer In Your Community

Continue to make a difference in your community by volunteering with local organizations. Connect with the Leadership and Volunteer Center for opportunities.

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Participate on an Intramural Sports Team

Compete in tournaments and games with your peers, roommates and classmates for a chance to win the title of reigning campus champ. Sports include basketball, softball, flag football and many more.

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Join a Club Sport

Club sports are registered student organizations whose members have a shared interest in a particular sport or activity. Join a winning team to participate in competitions and earn a national championship.

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Enjoy the Arts

OU offers a full schedule of music performances, stage plays and dance recitals. Attend an event to immerse yourself in the world of imagination.

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Work On Campus

On-campus jobs are available to all OU students through Handshake. Create your profile and have access to thousands of internships and jobs.

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Review Final Questions Before Deciding

The time has come to decide on your major. Reflect on these final questions to help guide you in the right direction to select a major and/or career.

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Meet With Your Adviser to Make a Final Decision

Now that you’ve done your homework, meet with your adviser to discuss your final decision.

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Engage with your Choice

Now that you’ve selected a major, don’t stop there. Join a student organization, volunteer or work with Career Services to secure an internship.

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Your New Advising Unit

After you have completed your required winter appointment, you can begin working with your new advising unit in the school/college of your major.

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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience (SYE) will help you connect to opportunities and resources critical to your second year.

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Volunteer In Your Community

Need volunteer hours for your major or graduate school? Get a head start by connecting with community organizations. Remember to keep a journal of your hours.

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Explore the World

Summer is a great time to study abroad in places like China, England or Russia. Don’t want to leave the country? Consider studying away in another state.

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Apply for Internships

Consider completing an internship over the summer months. Experiential learning allows you to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world.

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Attend Career Related Events

Career Services offers many programs for you to network with prospective employers and companies.

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Summer Coursework Elsewhere

You may be interested in taking courses at another college or university as a “guest student” during your time at OU. Consult your adviser before registering for non-OU courses.

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