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 Student Portal and Canvas.
- Utilize academic support or tutor services. Smarthinking is free online tutoring that can be accessed through your portal or Canvas.
- Visit the Writing Center for assistance with written assignments.
- Visit the Career Center.
- Take the free 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.
- Now is a good time to investigate Study Abroad opportunities.
- Join at least one club or organization related to your career field or major.
- Take advantage of volunteer opportunities.
- Submit your FAFSA and supporting documents by the federal, state and college deadlines.
- Meet with Financial Aid Services to discuss your financial package or to learn about ways to finance your education.
- Apply for scholarships and grants.
- Browse on-campus job opportunities.
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!
- Economic Education Center
Exercise and Performance Nutrition Lab (EPNL)
Participate in Research
- A Pilot Study to Examine Changes in Resistance Training Adaptations After Leucine and Dileucine Ingestion
- Participate in Research
- The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise
- Lindenwood Film Series
Center for Engaged Learning
- Summer Abroad Programs
- Faculty-Led Courses (2021-22)
- Career Services
- Fellowship Opportunities
- Arrow Rock
- Past Issues
- Student Academic Showcase
About the Lindenwood Library
- Media and Gaming Lab
Mary E. Ambler Archives
- Research Resources
- Writing Center
- Academic Services
- Accessibility Services
- First-Year Programs
- Provost and Academic Affairs
Student and Academic Support Services (SASS)
- Academic Support Services