The Senior Advising Checklist and Personal Worksheet can be found here.

Senior Priorities

  • Progress towards 
completing your 
MAJOR 
and 
DEGREE
 REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit ENROLLMENT IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION form for courses taken in other colleges and universities
  • Submit your APPLICATION FOR DEGREE if you plan to graduate this year
  • Find LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
  • Assess 
your prospects
 for INTERNSHIPS,
 RESEARCH or EMPLOYMENT
  • Explore 
possibilities 
for 
CIVIC 
involvement: 
ENGAGE
 THE
 WORLD!
  • Integrate
 your 
ACADEMIC, 
PROFESSIONAL 
and 
CIVIC
 interests.

Each semester

  • Discuss your 
broader 
INTERESTS
 and 
GOALS 
with 
faculty,
 friends, 
family 
and 
advisors
    • What 
has 
your 
Dickinson 
experience 
meant 
to 
you 
so
 far? 

What 
have 
you 
discovered 
about yourself? What’s 
next?
    • What 
resources 
(people, 
programs,
 initiatives, facilities) 
on 
campus
 will 
be 
most 
useful 
to 
you?
    • How
 do
 your 
intellectual 
interests 
mesh 
with 
your professional
 and 
civic 
concerns?
  • Run 
a DEGREE
 EVALUATION 
from
 Banner 
Self 
Service
  • Meet 
with 
your ACADEMIC 
ADVISOR
    • Arrange an 
appointment 
at 
least 
TWO
 WEEKS
 BEFORE
 the 
Course 
Request
 period

    • In
 the 
Fall, 
the
 course 
request 
period 
starts 
OCT 
29
    • Respond
 promptly
 to 
all 
EMAIL 
from 
the 
REGISTRAR
  • Select 
COURSES for 
Spring term
  • Register 
for 
courses on
 time!  If
 you 
don’t 
you’ll 
have 
fewer 
choices

Internships & Research

  • Think 
STRATEGICALLY
 about 
your 
intellectual 
interests 
and career 
possibilities
  • Build 
relationships 
with 
appropriate 
FACULTY
  • Discuss 
successful 
research 
projects 
with 
current 
STUDENTS, MENTORS,
 PROFESSORS and
 ALUMNI
  • Make 
an 
appointment
 with 
a 
CAREER
 COUNSELOR
    • It’s 
never 
too 
late, 
but 
EARLY 
is 
BETTER
    • Many 
competitive 
internship
 programs 
have 
deadlines 
in SEPTEMBER 
and 
OCTOBER!
  • Consider participating in the TRANSCRIPT NOTATION PROGRAM.

Fellowships

  • Outstanding 
students should
 explore 
options 
for 
FELLOWSHIPS
    • Most
 applications 
for
 fellowships
 are 
due
 in
 the 
fall 
and 
will require 
some 
preparation 
and
 work 
during 
the 
summer
 preceding 
the 
senior 
year 
(you 
will 
still 
be 
eligible 
for 
many of
 these programs 
one 
or 
two 
years 
after 
graduation).
  • Consult with 
your 
ACADEMIC 
ADVISOR
 or 
other 
FACULTY
  • Contact the Dean of Academic Advising 
for 
guidance 
and 
information.

Grad School

  • Students considering GRADUATE SCHOOL should ensure that they are on track
    • Cultivate relationships (and establish good communication) with appropriate FACULTY and ADVISORS (the Pre-Law and Pre-Health programs have created detailed TIMELINES)
    • Decide when to take appropriate PLACEMENT EXAMS (LSAT, MCAT, GRE)
    • Request letters of recommendation WELL IN ADVANCE
    • Consult with PRE-PROFESSIONAL advisors in the CAREER CENTER.