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First Year as a Warrior

Welcome Warrior!

We are so excited to have you join us here at Indiana Tech and look forward to learning more about you throughout your first year. The first year of college is an exciting time. To help you find success in your first year, we recommend connecting with the Office of Student Success and your Student Success Advisor at least four times.

Here is how we can help:

MAY – AUGUST (Prior to arrival to campus):

  • New Warriors are assigned a Student Success Advisor when they begin taking classes at Indiana Tech. Student Success Advisors are assigned to students based on the academic program each student has chosen to declare as their major.
  • Prior to a student’s first semester, the Student Success Advisor will create the student’s first semester class schedule based on the course recommendations from faculty for students to complete during the first semester. Four-year degree plans for each academic program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
  • New students will receive their first semester class schedule from their Student Success Advisor via e-mail prior to their arrival to campus. New students are encouraged to contact their Student Success Advisor with any questions or concerns they might have regarding their first semester class schedule or preparing for their first semester.

AUGUST – OCTOBER:

  • New students can make any class/schedule adjustments through the first week of the fall semester. In order to make these changes, a student must meet with their Student Success Advisor to discuss the impact the requested change might have on the student’s graduation plan.
  • New students are highly encouraged to schedule an initial meeting with their Student Success Advisor before fall break to discuss how their transition to Indiana Tech is going and are required to attend their academic program’s spring semester course advising session. New students will not be cleared to register for classes until they have met with their Student Success Advisor.
  • New students can begin scheduling themselves for classes for the spring semester once they have been cleared for registration by their Student Success Advisor after attending either their academic program’s course advising session or by scheduling an individualized appointment with their Student Success Advisor.

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER:

  • Once a student has been cleared for registration by their Student Success Advisor, they can begin creating their spring semester class schedule.
  • A second advising appointment is recommended with a Student Success Advisor to confirm the student has registered for the correct next set of classes for the student’s academic program and to review the student’s academic coursework during the fall semester to ensure the student is on track for the next set of classes in the spring semester.

DECEMBER – JANUARY:

  • New students interested in taking a course during winter break will need to meet with their Student Success Advisor. Student Success Advisors can advise students on class options that will be of most benefit to the student to take during winter break.
  • Student Success Advisors will notify new students of any grades received from fall semester classes that might benefit from being repeated during the spring semester.

JANUARY – MARCH:

  • New students can make any class/schedule adjustments through the first week of the spring semester. In order to make these changes, a student must meet with their Student Success Advisor to discuss the impact the requested change might have on the student’s graduation plan.
  • New students are highly encouraged to schedule a third meeting with their Student Success Advisor before spring break to discuss how their second semester at Indiana Tech is going and are required to attend their academic program’s fall semester course advising session. New students will not be cleared to register for classes until they have met with their Student Success Advisor.
  • New students can begin scheduling themselves for classes for the fall semester once they have been cleared for registration by their Student Success Advisor after attending either their academic program’s course advising session or by scheduling an individualized appointment with their Student Success Advisor.

MARCH – MAY:

  • Once a student has been cleared for registration by their Student Success Advisor, they can begin creating their fall semester class schedule.
  • A fourth and final advising appointment is recommended with a Student Success Advisor to confirm the student has registered for the correct next set of classes for the student’s academic program and to review the student’s academic coursework during the spring semester to ensure the student is on track for the next set of classes in the fall semester.
  • Students will be given the contact information for their academic advisor in their academic program who they will begin meeting with for course advising at the start of their second year.