Five no-brainer things to do to get ready for fall classes
The 2018 fall semester is hurtling toward us like a downhill freight train. So get going. Here are five no-brainer tips you need to do right now to be prepared for the first day of class on Aug. 20.
1. Get enrolled.
“Well, duh,” you might think. But a lot of people wait until the last minute to sign up for the classes they need. If you wait too long, courses fill up or get cancelled. So take advantage of extended enrollment hours – which even includes some Saturday hours for convenience – during the week of Aug. 13-18.
2. Buy your textbooks
“Double duh.” Buying your textbooks is easier than ever now that OSU-Tulsa’s bookstore has gone online at shopokstate.com. Get free delivery to the OSU-Tulsa Information Center in North Hall Lobby in 1-2 business days. You can also charge up to $1,500 in textbooks and select academic supplies to your Bursar account.
3. Don’t forget to get your FAFSA on file to qualify for financial aid.
Got to get all the financial aid you can to make college more affordable. Be sure to submit your 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a better chance to get grants, work-study and priority consideration for scholarships. You may qualify for scholarships you didn’t even know existed.
4. Activate your free membership for the Wellness Center.
One of the perks of being an OSU-Tulsa student is free fitness classes and exercise facilities at the Wellness Center. But you have to activate your membership every semester. Go to the website and click on enrollment form. Staying physically active makes you more fit, reduces stress and improves brain function and concentration.
5. Scope out where your classes are.
Don’t waste time wandering the halls looking for your classroom a minute before it starts. Review the campus map and arrive early to get help from campus ambassadors who are there to help you during Welcome Week.