How do I know how many completed credits I have?
Your completed credits are listed on your Degree Audit Report (DARS). You can find your DARS in the portal under Academics-Personalized Links-View Degree Audit Report. Your completed credits are listed in the green box near top of the page in the Current Earned column. Your current courses are in the Anticipated Additional column and do not count as part of your completed credits.
How should I prepare for an advising meeting?
Please bring a proposed schedule for next semester and be ready to tell the advisor which requirement each class you want to take is fulfilling. If you have other questions or forms that need to be signed, make sure to bring them with you as well.
In your second term, you should take SISU-140, College Writing Seminar, Elementary II of your language, Math or SISU-106 and ECON-200. If ECON-200 is full, complete a different General Education class. If you finished your language through the Intermediate II level already, you do not need to take an additional language. Take another General Education class instead.
Register for your remaining General Education classes, your remaining language classes, and SIS-206 this year. If you haven't finished ECON-100 and 200, SIS-105 and SIS-140 take them as well. If you have space, take your US Politics requirement.
You should be finished with all of the classes in the lists above. Start on your gateway classes and your thematic area(s). In general, nine credits from your study abroad will complete your area specialization. More information on the study abroad approval process is posted here.
You should be finished with most of your requirements. Focus on finishing your thematic area and your capstone.
What do I have to do before going abroad?
In order to study abroad, you must have completed your math and college writing requirements. You must also have completed SISU-206, SISU-306, 8 out of 10 of your general education courses, including a lab science, and at least one course from each of the five Gen Ed areas.
Can I take summer classes somewhere else?
Math, College Writing and General Education classes need to be taken at AU. A maximum of ten credits total over your four years at AU may be taken at another four year school that is not part of the Consortium of local schools. Prior approval of the courses is required. Please see your advisor for more information.