Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tips for New Students

We're getting ready for the Spring semester at Vol State. Here are some tips for new students:

-Classes start on Tuesday, January 16, but if you don't have a Tuesday class, your first class will be whatever day you have class that week. Monday is the MLK holiday and all campuses will be closed.

-Make sure you attend all classes in the first two weeks- your financial aid depends on it.

-Attend all of your classes anyway. A big reason people drop out of college is because they have fallen behind in classes. Go to class.

-Double check your schedule to make sure you are taking the classes you think you are taking. If you see TBD listed as a location or time, and you have double checked recently in My Vol State and it still says that- you could be signed up for an online class. Nothing wrong with that if it is what you intended.

-Livingston, Highland Crest and CHEC are other campuses, not buildings. Make sure you intend to take a class there if it is listed.

-Print up a copy of the Gallatin campus map to spot your classes ahead of time. Print it to take with you for your first week of classes.

-Give yourself an extra half-hour or so the first week of classes to find your favorite parking place and your best route to class.

-Use the back entrance to the Gallatin campus off Greenlea, it's much less congested. Parking in those back lots is also easier.

-Sign-up for Vol State social media to get tips and info you need. You can Like Us on 
Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter. Also, stay tuned to this blog for news and stories for students.

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