Summer Academic Guidelines for the Academic Year

Summer (after sophomore year)

  • Keeping balance. Your last two years will be extremely memorable in many ways. It’s very important that you’ve mastered an efficient method of keeping balance in your life. You will need to tread waters carefully as you balance your academic life, with social life, and outside activities/responsibilities, such as research, internships, or work. The tools and skills you learned during freshman/sophomore year will need to be fine tuned in order to be successful in this balancing act. Be quick to ask for help, should you begin to feel unbalanced or pulled in any one particular direction!
  • Work experience. You should have internship or research experience planned this year. It’s extremely important to your future career and academic paths to get out-of-classroom experience! If you have not yet had any of these experiences, don’t put it off any longer, NOW is the time!!! Begin your internship search with the Career Center. Begin your research search with your faculty advisor, department Director of Undergraduate Studies, or any faculty member you have a great relationship with.

Summer (after junior year)

  • Junior Clearance Feedback. Make sure to review your Junior Clearance feedback in Degree Audit Communicator (by August). It is critical that you read the feedback thoroughly. It will tell you the specific requirements that you have left to complete in order to graduate. YOU are responsible for completing all graduation requirements. Your participation in the Commencement Graduation Ceremony may be hindered should you not complete or follow up on Junior Clearance feedback.
  • Be active! Make sure that you are doing something this summer (i.e. internship, research, volunteering, etc)!