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Building the Freshman Schedule      Things I Wished I'd known my 1st semester  

Advising Quick Links    

A. Major Tracks - review recommended courses for majors

B. Course Search - look up Course Reference Numbers

C. Gulfline login- add & drop classes     

Refer to tutorials in yellow section to the right for a refresher on     how to search for classes & web register

  Determine Accelerated Credits
                     (AP, IB, AICE, CLEP)
Stay informed with Advising Text Alerts

  Review Course Descriptions

Determine future registration dates 



View Important Tutorials 

Course Search Tutorial  

Course Attribute Search Tutorial 

Web Registration & Schedule Confirmation Tutorial

Corequisite & Prerequisite Registration Error Sample

Hold Check Tutorial

Plan and stay connected 

     Synch eagle email to your smart phone

      Academic Calendar

    Join us on Facebook Like us on Facebook   

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Review First Year Student Advising Contract  &  FAQ's

Review First Year Academic Advising Syllabus               

Advisement preparation checklist:

1. Check your student holds via GULFLINE under menus
    Student & Financial Aid
then Student Records prior to advisement.

    View hold check tutorial 

2.  If any holds exist other than the AF (Freshman Advising Hold) see
     the student hold key for steps to remove holds. 

3.  Review major track course recommendations

4.  Print & Review the General Education Checklist 

5.  Explore Colleges Programs & Majors 

6.  Print the class planner worksheet & record CRN's you intend to register

7.  Search for classes here  View course search tutorial     

        Click here for Advising Forms

For further investigation:

Review resources for undecided and exploratory students

* Learn about your eventual Advising Transition to a college level advisor.

Note: Freshman students preparing for majors such as Business, Education, Biology, Nursing, and Pre-Professional (dental, medical, pharmacy, veterinary) must schedule their freshman year courses to meet prerequisites in a timely manner. Course sequences should begin in the freshman year. 
major track course recommendations

Note: Avoid taking more than one GRW (Gordon Rule Writing) intensive class within the same semester.

First semester students commonly enroll in 12-16 credit hours:

 English: ENC 1101 Composition 3 credits
 Math: MAT 1033, MAC 1105, STA 2023, MGF 1106, MGF 1107   
*math class based on student Math Placement Test Score
3 credits
General Elective  3 credits
Social Science -or- Natural Science 3 credits
Social Science -or- Natural Science 3 credits

Second semester students choose 4-5 Classes (12-15 credit hours):

English: ENC 1102 Composition 2 3 credits
Math: MAC 1105, STA 2023, MGF 1106, MGF 1107 3 credits
Social Science -or- Natural Science 3 credits
Understanding Visual & Performing Arts:  HUM 2510 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits


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