College Students

College Students

College Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve gotten to college, and are pursuing your dreams and building a foundation to last the rest of your life. Now, it’s time to make sure you stay on track through graduation. First, if you haven’t already, meet with an advisor and work out a roadmap that can get you through your degree. To learn more about the different types of degrees you can pursue, visit here.

You’ve planned, saved and gotten into college, and now you’re ready to pursue your dreams. First though, it’s important to stay on top of your classes and extracurriculars. Visit our college section for a guide on how you can succeed in college.

1. Read GRAD
Take some time to read through GRAD magazine. It’s a magazine with tips to make the most of your college experience. You can download a copy here.

2. Check out our College Success Guide
Learn More Indiana’s College Success guide has tips and tricks to ease your transition into college, including who to turn to when a challenge comes your way. Download a copy here.

3. Create a college completion plan
Meet with your college advisor to create a plan to ensure you complete college on time and take all the necessary courses and electives to earn the degree you want. Learn more about college completion plans here.

4. Commit to 15 hours each semester
You should plan to complete 15 hours each semester so you stay on track to finish your degree on time. These will save you money and help you get into your career sooner. Find out more about graduating on time here.

5. Get involved on campus
Getting involved in campus is a great way to meet new people, enjoy new activities, and learn skills that could help you in your career. Most college campuses offer a variety of activities to choose from. Learn more about getting involved on campus here, or find your college on the Indiana college map to explore the activity offerings on campus.

6. Explore career options
If you aren’t yet sure about your career choice you can explore career options by taking different classes. You can also use the resources on this site to learn about different careers, explore your interests and take a career assessment. Visit the career section to learn more.

7. Apply for an internship
An internship is a great way to experience a career first hand and can provide valuable work experience for your resume. Some degree programs require an internship. provides a searchable database of internship opportunities in Indiana.

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