Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations!  You've been selected to join an elite group of students.  We've provided a checklist to help you prepare for your educational journey.

Get acquainted with your program.

To view the projected schedule of courses in your program, visit the Course Planner. Check it often for updates. While the course planner is an excellent tool, your academic advisor is your best resource when choosing classes.

Prepare financially.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and/or the Military and Veteran’s Affairs Office on your campus can help you plan for investing in your education. If you're applying for financial aid, you'll want to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Our tuition and cost page has additional resources to help you complete the FAFSA.

Complete new student tasks.

Your campus coordinator can help you complete the required new student activities:

Connect with your academic advisor.

Your academic advisor assists you with all academic decisions from course selection to planning your path to graduation.

Enroll in classes.

Once you’ve selected courses with your academic advisor, officially enroll through the student information system at your home university. Your campus coordinator can help you navigate the system.  Visit our Enrollment webpage to learn more about the unique enrollment process for Great Plains IDEA students.

Complete the Great Plains IDEA New Student Orientation.

At the beginning of your first semester, you will receive a link via email to the online New Student Orientation.  This orientation will help you better understand Great Plains IDEA, what to expect from an online program, give you tips and information to help you be successful, and provide you with an opportunity to explore the online systems used to deliver your courses.

Visit the Great Plains IDEA Student Success Center.

The Student Success Center is your one-stop-shop for resources to support your academic and student experience. Need writing tips? Got it covered. Need library help?  Look no further. Want to maximize your time? We’ve got that, too. Visit the Student Success Center today!