April Checklist

  • Early April

    College Orientation Events

    Check the calendar regularly for required events for your new college and/or major! Learn More

  • April 15

    Financial Aid Update

    You must file the 2020/2021 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Renewal FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Learn More

  • April 21-May 3


    Complete the Course Instructor Feedback for each of your courses to receive your final grades on time. Learn More


As you prepare for your sophomore year, meet with advisor(s) in your college and/or your major. If you’re considering a supplementary major or minor, plan to meet with advisors from those disciplines also. But realize that your First Year advisor is still available and willing to answer any questions you may have.

Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Each department within a college has a director of undergraduate studies (DUS) who helps students navigate the requirements of a major, supplemental major, minor, or concentration. As you transition to your sophomore year, you may need to meet with a DUS to be able to register for fall courses reserved for majors.

College Advising Offices

The offices of undergraduate studies in the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Letters, the Mendoza College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Science are your resource for college requirements and processes like study abroad approval, scheduling, and approval for graduation. Each Notre Dame student is assigned an advisor in these offices.

College Orientation Events

During April, you will need to attend an advising meeting hosted by your college and/or major (formerly known as “PIN Nights”) to receive instructors for registration as a sophomore student. In these sessions, your new advisor will:

  • explain the specific college and degree requirements for your program
  • assist you in planning a schedule for fall registration
  • inform you of important procedures and processes.

It is important for you to attend an advising session, so be sure you find out when and where your meeting will be hosted. These events will be posted on the First Year Advising website calendar and will appear in our monthly newsletter beginning in March. You will also receive an email in your ND Gmail account providing details before the time of the event.