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1. Review your updated syllabus.

Review your updated syllabus or any instructions your professors have given you. Make sure you understand the new or revised expectations. Assignments and due dates may have changed!

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2. Know your course tech requirements.

Make sure you know the technology requirements for your courses and the resources you are able to use. For example, if your instructor requires that you participate in a live, online lecture, you will need a device and high-speed network access. If you don’t have these items, you need to contact your instructor as soon as possible.

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3. Maintain your academic routine.

Determine your new schedule and maintain your academic routine if at all possible. For example, you may want to make a list of the assignments/to-do’s for the next week and add these to your calendar so you don’t miss any due dates. The College of Arts and Sciences time management web page has helpful tips.

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4. Share your accessibility concerns.

Students who have accessibility concerns should contact their instructor with questions about how accommodations will apply during the alternative period. On the University’s Coronavirus site in the student section, see the answer regarding “Will I continue to receive accommodations through Student Accessibility Services?”

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5. Contact your academic advisor.

Your academic advisor is your best first contact. Find your academic advisor and their contact info in the right-hand column of your MyOHIO Student Center. If unable to reach out to your advisor, contact your college or regional campus student services office.


Allen Student Advising Center advisors will continue to provide additional academic advising for Athens Campus students via Teams. Allen Center advisors can help you decide on a major or minor, or work through different situations. Get started by visiting the Major Exploration page.

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6. Read our study tips for online learning.

If you've never taken an online class before, it can seem daunting. Read through our study tips for online learning to help you be successful in your virtual classes.

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7. Utilize virtual academic assistance.

There are multiple ways for you to receive learning support when studying online. We have gathered a few options of virtual academic assistance you can use.

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8. Utilize virtual career planning tools.

Meet with a CLDC coach to develop a personalized strategy for your job or internship search. Career coaching, leadership coaching, and mock interviews are available by phone or video call year-round. Schedule your next coaching or mock interview appointment using Handshake.