Sophomore Year Experience

Your sophomore year is an important time in your academic career at Agnes Scott.  Not only will you declare your major by the end of the year, you will also use this year to plan for co-curricular opportunities in research, study abroad and professional endeavors.  

Click here for  overviews of many of the academic policies and procedures that impact your sophomore year experience at Agnes Scott along with useful learning strategies.  This information should answer many of these commonly asked questions about major/minor/specialization declarationregistration and creditscross-registration through ARCHEgetting approval for transient credit, and even leaving the college. It is also where you will find the final exam schedule. In addition, you can view videos which simplify the steps for several common processes, including major declarationARCHE cross enrollment, and transient coursework.

We encourage you to attend all of the events you can and connect with your SUMMIT Advisor on developing a plan for taking advantage of the many opportunities available to you this fall. 

Check back regularly for updates and new events! Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for more updates and information throughout the year!

Fall 2020

First Day of Classes
Thursday, August 20, 2020
2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar
Scotties Week of Welcome
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Thursday, August 27, 2020
Trivia and Bingo and Novelties and Movies, oh, my! Click here for details.

Sophomore Group Advising Session - Sophomore Year Kick-Off!!
Thursday, August 27, 2020, Times & Locations Vary! Check with your SUMMIT Advisor for details. 
All Class of 2023 students should attend this group advising session to learn important information about sophomore year opportunities. 
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

2020-2021 Agnes Scott Student Development Fund Awards
Do you need funding to attend and participate in an academic conference? Apply for the Student Development Fund (SDF)! This is a rolling application, meaning you can apply anytime during the academic year.

Schmidt Global Student Leader Application Due Sept. 11th for Global Journeys 2021
Applications available on Carta TBA. Recommendations are due TBA.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
Health Professions Week
Look for exciting experiences to learn more about the various health professions starting Monday, September 14, 2020.

Sophomore Scoop
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
--Get a preview of opportunities in the Health Professions, Internships, Study Abroad, and Mentored/Undergraduate Research while enjoying ice cream sundaes with the Class of 2023.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

Study Abroad Info Session - How and where can I study abroad?
September 22nd, 2020: 1:00pm -2:00pm

Fall Break - No classes held 
October 8-9, 2020

Student Satisfaction Survey
October 12-23
Let your voices be heard! Complete the Student Satisfaction Survey and qualify for cool prizes! Check your email from President Zak for details.   

Study Abroad Info session - Studying abroad is affordable: Awards & Scholarships
Oct 20th, 2020: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Academic Advisor Preference Form Due Oct. 22
Requesting a major advisor is the first step in the major and specialization declaration process. Click here for details.  

Mandatory One-on-One Advising for Spring 2020 Course Selection, Oct. 12  - Nov. 12th 
--Update “My ASC Blueprint” in COMPASS prior to your advising session!
--Students without a Major Advisor should meet with their SUMMIT Advisor; students with an assigned Major Advisor should meet with their Major Advisor.

Education 4+1 Information Session
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:00 p.m. -1:50 p.m., Locations TBA
Learn about the various ways to pursue teaching and 4+1 partnership between Agnes Scott College with Mercer University.
Spring 2020 Course Selection on AscAgnes 
November 9 - 12, 2020

Study Abroad Info Sessions 
November 10, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Navigating Carta and ISEP Application Processes

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Navigating Carta and ISEP Application Processes

ARCHE Cross-Registration Application Due Nov. 13th for Spring 2021

Final Sophomore Ring Orders for February Ceremony

Study Abroad Interest Form Due for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, & Spring 2022
TBA in Carta

Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar
Final Exams
December 2 - 7, 2020
Exam Schedule

Spring 2021

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Study Abroad Information

How and where can I study abroad?
January 19th, 2021: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Study Abroad Deadline
February 1, 2021: Intent to Study Abroad and ISEP application due for Fall 2021 and Academic Year 2020-2021

Studying abroad is affordable: Awards & Scholarships
Feb 9th, 2021: 1:00 - 2:00

Annual Black Student Study Abroad Perspectives Panel 
Feb 16th, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sophomore Ring Ceremony 
Feb 20th, 2021, 5:00pm
Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall

LGBTQ+ Study Abroad Perspectives
Feb 23rd, 2021: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Deadline - March 1, 2021: 

March 31st, 2021: 11:30pm - 2:00pm 

Additional Information You Can Use:

Interested in Health Professions?

Interested in Dual Degree programs?

Complete the appropriate dual degree intent form by September 1:

Dual Degree Nursing (Emory)

Dual Degree Computer Science (Emory)

Dual Degree Engineering (Georgia Tech)

If interested in Dual Degree Computer Science or Engineering: 

Schedule an appointment with Dual Degree Advisor, Dr. Elizabeth Henry, via COMPASS.

Interested in Study Abroad?

Complete study abroad intent form in Carta (due December 1) and schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor in the Center for Global Learning.

Other Resources:

Application procedures & getting started

Interested in Internships?

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a career coach, or visit the Office for Internships & Career Development during virtual office hours.

More Resources:

Major to Career Roadmaps

Occupational Handbook

International Students Career Resources

Interested in Undergraduate Research (REUs)?

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Molly Embree, director of STEM research, via COMPASS

More Resources:

REU homepage

Research at Agnes

REU Guide