Sophomore Checklist

Sophomore Checklist


The “Sophomore Checklist” is a guide to help you make the most of your sophomore year. Integrate these suggestions into your academic goals.


  • Know your advisor. Meet with your academic advisor(s) to discuss short and long term academic plans.
  • If you’ve decided on a major, meet with your advisor to discuss your class schedule to ensure you are on track to complete your degree within the time frame you have planned.
  • Make sure you are enrolled for the prerequisites needed to advance in your major.
  • Consider adding a Minor to your degree.
  • Check your Office 365 on a daily basis. 
  • Visit your professors during their office hours at least once a semester.
  • Challenge yourself to get better grades than you did in the previous semester.
  • Familiarize yourself with the MyLindenwood and Canvas.
  • Utilize academic support or tutor services. Smarthinking is online tutoring that can be accessed through your portal or Canvas.
  • Visit the Writing Center for assistance with written assignments.

Career Planning

  • Visit the Career Center.
  • Take the FOCUS 2 assessment to help with major and career decisions. If you have not done so revisit the assessment to see if it still aligns with your future goals. 
  • The Career Center can help you build your resume and/or CV along with interview tips.
  • Attend the Career Fair. Lindenwood hosts a Career Fair each semester.
  • Look at or apply for internships you may be interested in.
  • Get to know your professors and ask them how they found their field of study.

Student Engagement

Financial Aid

There are other opportunities and resources available to you, in addition to those listed above. The most successful students are those who explore new possibilities and take advantage of all that Lindenwood has to offer!

Centers & Institutes