Sophomore Checklist

This checklist was created to assist in the prevention of the “Sophomore Slump.” The Sophomore Slump is defined as a students’ struggle with academically staying on point, desire to obtain independence and defining their personal identity and ability to create a purpose driven life.



Have a clear understanding of the requirements to complete the university core curriculum and selected major(s) and minor.

Meet with your academic advisor separate from the required appointment for registration.

Start to research internships or major related work experience.

Make an appointment with the Career Development Center.

Find out what services and programs would be beneficial to you.

Familiarize yourself with academic policies and regulations.

Utilize tutoring and writing resources on campus.

Track your cumulative GPA. Every semester counts!!



Continue to participate in campus activities and volunteer opportunities.

Identify possible leadership positions.

Explore and find out requirements for National Student Exchange and Study Abroad Programs.

Update your resume regularly include summer work experience and campus and volunteer involvement.

Find a mentor (Hint: Join The University Mentoring Network).

Participate in a community service project.

Invest in a planner and practice time management.