Completing the First Year...
As the month of April begins, students realize that they are close to completing their first year of college! The registration period for summer and/or fall 2014 classes has begun, and students may have concerns about their class schedule or course availability as they access Gulfline to create their course schedules. It is always wise for students to consult an academic advisor in their college to address their scheduling issues, so that they stay on track with required courses and prerequisite courses needed for their program of study.
The end of the semester brings with it a host of culminating events and social engagements that can be very time consuming for students who are a part of numerous student organizations. While these activities are exciting and fun, they can take a great deal of time and energy to plan. Many papers and projects will be due at this time, and final exams will occur at the end of the month, so it is easy for some students to struggle to focus on their studies. As the semester winds down, some students will realize that they are not performing well in their classes and they may find themselves putting in extra time on their academics. Stress levels and fatigue will be high as students work hard to manage social and academic demands.
With everything they have to manage in their lives, you may have to remind your student to make sure they line up a job for the summer, especially if they need to earn money to cover expenses for the upcoming academic year.
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