Module 3: Advising & Fall Course Schedules

— Week of June 21 —

Events for Students and Parents

Understanding Your Fall Course Schedule

Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00 PM ET

Looking forward to classes in the Fall? Join Dr. Kyle Williams, Dean of Students, to better under your course schedule, what to expect in your first semester, and learn about first-year advising! We’ll briefly cover the evaluation of credits from AP/ IB/ dual enrollment, and encourage you to watch the video below for more details.

Headshot of Dr. Kyle Williams
Dr. Kyle Williams, Dean of Students

Small Group Events for Students

Transfer Student Chat

Tuesday, June 22 at 4:00 PM ET

Join Oglethorpe University’s Transfer Team and other incoming transfer students for a meet and greet and Q&A for the Fall of 2021! Meet other students and your support staff at OU, learn how to find your classes and plan your degree, and hear other tips for a smooth transfer transition!

First-Gen Student Meeting

Wednesday, June 23 at 4:00 PM ET

Are you the first person in your family to go to college? Come chat with us and other first-generation college students at this casual event! We’ll get to know one another and do a poll to see what topics you’d like to explore more this summer to prepare for the fall semester.

Students of Color Meet & Greet

Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 PM ET

Finding YOUR voice: At Oglethorpe, diversity is not a goal, it is a standard. Come to this informal event to meet other current and incoming students of color at Oglethorpe, as well as your support staff in Admissions and Campus Life. We’ll discuss navigating the world of higher education at Oglethorpe and finding your voice on campus!


Action Items

Review your Fall Schedule

Our academic success team has been working all summer long to prepare a class schedule uniquely designed for you, incorporating your Course Preference Form, AP/IB/Dual Enrollment courses, and your intended major. Your personalized schedule was designed to ensure your first-semester success and set you on the path to graduate on time. 

Students who placed their enrollment deposit and submitted their course preference form by May 15 will receive their fall course schedule by June 22.

You can log into OASIS with your OU email login credentials to see what classes you’ll be taking this fall! Information about how to request changes to your schedule will be emailed to you from a member of our Academic Success team.

If you missed the May 15 deadline your fall course schedule will be created and be available to you in mid-July.

Set up a meeting with an advisor

A member of our summer advising team will reach out to schedule a one-on-one appointment with every student. During your appointment, they will review your course schedule, answer your questions, and ensure you’re on the path to success! You should expect to meet with an advisor between June 22 and July 9.


Activities

Explore These Videos:

Course Credit 101

Details on how you can earn college credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or Dual Enrollment programs. Hosted by Associate Registrar Melinda Peerboom.

OU Uncensored: Faculty Edition

It’s normal to feel a little nervous about attending your first college class. Watch this prerecorded webinar with some of our outstanding faculty and current students as they chat about all things academics! Learn how to build lasting faculty relationships, prepare for challenging college courses, and be successful in the classroom from day one. Watch on YouTube now!

Get Matched with a Pen Pal

Everyone loves getting mail, and here’s your chance to get some from a future OU classmate! Complete this Google Form to be connected with a Pen Pal!  

This activity is totally optional, and those who complete the form will be connected with another participating student. Get to know your Pen Pal over the summer via letters, postcards, or whatever else you’d like to send.