Sophomore Advising

Welcome to your second year at Porter College. Sophomore year is an exciting time for many students. As your college advisers, we hope to see you through the transition to focusing on your major and potentially broadening your horizons with one or more of the following:

Many students feel pressure about choosing a major at the beginning of the second year. We hope you channel potentially stressful energy into productive activity! Now is the time to:

  • Qualify for your major by completing lower-division prerequisite courses and/or meeting any GPA requirements
  • Declare your major by following your major program's declaration process (start early!)
  • Meet with faculty in your major to start considering next steps after graduation (graduate school? research? career?)
  • Learn about honors opportunities on campus and beyond

Once you've declared your major and made contacts within your major program, you may find that you meet less with us, and more with your major adviser and major faculty. That's making excellent progress! However, don't forget that we are still your first resource if you need to:

Have questions about...

Enrollment deadlines?

Returning to a New Quarter

In Academic Trouble?

  • The tutorial below will you understand your current academic standing, and the GPA calculator will help you plan the grades you will need to earn to return to good academic standing.
  • Academic Standing Tutorial
  • GPA Calculator

Looking to the future, research Porter's Fellowships and Undergraduate Funding

Other Useful Links

We are here for you throughout your career, so please never hesitate to ask us for help!