Degrees+ New Student Checklist

January 2024 Term

Before Courses Start 

  • Register for January term courses through your Outlier Student Dashboard ASAP
    (If you haven’t already done so)
  • Schedule an intro meeting with your advisor through your Outlier Student Dashboard 
    (if you haven’t already done so)
    Your advisor's Welcome Email also includes a link to schedule time with them
  • Check your technical requirements
  • If you are planning to use financial aid, apply ASAP
  • Log into your myGGU portal 
    Login info is emailed around the time of admission; check your spam/junk folder as well. Complete the following steps:
    • Access your Outlook GGU email address and either begin checking this regularly, or set up email forwarding to your personal email account
    • If applying for financial aid, go to the “Self-Service” section of your portal and click “Financial Aid.” Here you will see what steps/documents you must complete; this is also where your Financial Aid Award will be posted
    • If expecting transfer credit, you can also view this information in your portal
  • Set up your Study Blocks through your Outlier Student Dashboard
  • Familiarize yourself with your Degrees+ Support Ecosystem
  • Familiarize yourself with GGU’s Academic Integrity policy 
  • Take our free College Success course 
  • Consider registering for one of our Squad workshops
    Topics include accountability, asking for help, time management, and study strategies.
  • Email your advisor with questions at

Once Courses Start 

  • Watch our Orientation Video 
    We recommend watching this before beginning your first chapter of coursework
  • Access and read through your course syllabi through your Outlier Student Dashboard
  • Located in your Course Toolkit under “Links”
    • Pay special attention to the course schedule in each syllabus and mark important dates in your calendar/planner, such as assignment and exam deadlines 
  • Test your Proctorio setup through your Outlier Student Dashboard
    Located in the “Set Up Your Exam” section of your course
  • Set up your Yellowdig account and introduce yourself to your classmates and professors in your Yellowdig course communities 

Learn More

Next up, take a moment to review the key dates for the January 2024 term, and familiarize yourself with the support resources available to you as a Degrees+ student

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