PLAN YOUR CLASS
- Get a copy of the degree
check sheet for your major.
- Divide the total number
of credit hours needed for your degree by 4.
The answer is the number of credit hours you
need to take each year to graduate in four
- For example: 120 credit hours
/ 4 years = 30 credit hours per year
- Using that number and the model four-year
degree plan for your major (available at the College
of Arts & Sciences Academic
Services Office), work out a schedule of
the classes you will take over a four-year period. Remember
that you can use intersession,
summer and online classes as a way to reduce the number of classes
you need to take during the fall and spring semesters.
- Before enrolling each semester, meet
with your academic adviser to verify your graduation
plan and make adjustments as needed.
- Don't change majors! Try to settle on ONE major by the end of your third semester. If you can't decide on an offered major, you can always design your own major with the help of Academic Services. A major made for you, by you! Also, visit OU's annual Majors/Minors Fair held every February to learn more about your options.
- Enroll early to
ensure you get into the classes you need.
- Complete all of the
classes in which you are enrolled.
- Don't change majors. A good rule to follow is to settle on a major by the end of your third semester.
- You can design your own major! If you can't graduate in your chosen major, ask an advisor in Hobson Academic Services to help you design a major you can graduate in.
- After you have earned 90 hours, get
check from the College of Arts & Sciences Hobson Academic
- At the beginning of your last semester
get a graduation
check and file an application for graduation with
the College of Arts & Sciences Academic
Services Office. Sign onto iAdvise to make appointments at the Hobson Academic Services Center.
PLAN YOUR FINANCES
- Determine you annual
cost of going to OU by using the Tuition
Estimator, or do the following:
- Determine the approximate
education cost per year by multiplying
the current cost for tuition and fees times the
number of hours required per year to graduate in
- Add the approximate
amount you will spend on books
- Add the cost of
room and board.
- Determine your financial resources,
- as much financial
aid as possible to offset your costs
- Scholarships. Apply
early and often
- Contributions from your parents
and other relatives
- Income from employment – NOT
TO EXCEED 15-20 HOURS PER WEEK
- Determine your unmet need by subtracting
your resources from your costs.
- Borrow money through a low interest student
loan to cover your unmet need.
Dean Bell explains it all...
Check out his response to an editorial that appeared in the Oklahoma Daily.