First Year Goals

Academic Planning

  • Visit your EAC advisor or a faculty advisor in your area of interest at least once each term to learn about course requirements and discuss your future plans.  Set up an appointment by clicking the upper right yellow box on this page.
  • With your advisor, select first-year courses that will provide you with the proper foundation to succeed in advanced engineering courses and meet graduation requirements.  Keep in mind: you must declare your major by the end of your third semester.
  • Keep track of your current grade in each class.
  • Create a weekly schedule that allows for 2-3 hours of study for each credit hour of class and 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
  • Begin to develop a list of written goals for your time at U-M – both academic and personal.

Experiential Learning