Prepare for the Semester
Get to Class!
1. Mark Your Calendars
Mark your calendar and set reminders for the Registration Open date. Register early to have the best chance of getting the schedule you want.
2. Verify You Can Register
If you’re a new student, you’ll want to first verify that you’re ready to register. Head over to our Registration website and follow their verification list.
3. Grab Your Registration Guide
We want you to be successful, so we put together a reference book to be your guide throughout your semester experience. Pick up a Registration Guide booklet in offices and hallway stands around campus, or download the electronic version online.
4. Meet with an Academic Advisor
Talk to your academic advisor to ensure you’re on track with your college goals. Visit the Academic Advising website to learn about walk-in hours and scheduling an appointment.
5. View Your Student Planning
Don’t strain over class selection. Check out the Student Planning feature in Ocelot Access to receive a personalized semester plan. This outlines what classes to take each semester in order to reach your goals. You also can use this tool to discuss planning with your academic advisor.
6. Look at Financial Aid
Complete your FAFSA application and explore what scholarships and Financial Aid options are available. We also have a great tuition payment plan. If you’re wondering where your finances stand, view Ocelot Access and/or Student Accounts for assistance.
8. Visit the Bookstore
Visit the Bookstore or shop online. Get all your class needs like books, supplies, scantrons, technology, apparel and more. We’ve got some pretty cool swag too. Go Ocelots!
9. Enjoy the Semester!
You’re now ready to start the semester! Check your course schedules to confirm the days and times of your classes. It may take time to find a rhythm with your new schedule, so be patient with yourself. Engage in your classes, ask for help when you need it and have fun with the student activities across campus!