Third-Year Students

For many students, the third year provides increased opportunities for leadership and experiential learning. In addition, third-year students are trying to balance the academic rigor of upper-level major courses for the first time. Students are experiencing important changes in the third year which provide many opportunities for academic and personal growth. The faculty advisor will find that third-year students are preparing for, or returning from, study abroad experiences, faculty-student research, academic internships, co-curricular leadership experiences, and graduate school.

Milestones for Third-Year Students

To support third-year students as they transition successfully to the fourth year, we have created milestones that Rollins we believe will set third-year students up for success. We value that each student has a diverse set of goals and experiences, so we fully expect that faculty advisors will adapt this guide to milestones and questions that meet the individual needs of the student while keeping he/she on track to graduate.

Fall Semester

  • Most common term to study abroad
  • Attend classes prepared
  • Meet with faculty advisor
  • Maintain good conduct standing with the College
  • Register for courses in the spring
  • Maintain a 2.0+ cumulative GPA in all fall semester courses
  • Maintain financial aid package
  • Experience possible future career paths Learn More

Curriculum Recommendations

  • Foundations 200-level course
  • Foundations competencies
  • Major courses
  • Minor courses/ minor exploratory courses (if applicable)

Spring Semester

  • Attend classes regularly
  • Maintain good conduct standing with the College
  • Meet with faculty advisor
  • Register for courses in the fall
  • Achieve a 2.0+ good standing in all spring semester courses
  • Maintain financial aid package
  • Complete FAFSA for next academic year Complete FAFSA
  • Experience possible future career paths Learn More
  • Explore the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program Learn More
  • Complete Foundations curriculum
  • Finish 100 credit hours with a 2.0 + GPA or higher

Curriculum Recommendations

  • Foundations 300-level neighborhood course
  • Major courses
  • Minor courses/minor exploratory courses (if applicable)