RISE AOP Prep Workshop


RISE hosts a day-long workshop to prepare incoming RISE students who have been admitted to both RISE and MSU for their Academic Orientation Program date. This year's workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Bailey Hall on MSU's East Lansing campus.

The RISE program directors and current students will be available to help you explore different majors, prepare for scheduling classes, and start connecting with your fellow RISErs. There is no cost to participate in the RISE AOP Prep Day, lunch and snacks are provided. Please RSVP by Friday, April 14, 2017 so we can plan for your attendance. Please plan to bring a laptop or tablet.

RSVP HERE by April 14. 

If link does not work, copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AOPPREP17)

Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for your success at AOP (out of state students, see note below). Once you schedule your classes during your AOP session, you will be locked out of the scheduling system until the end of August, right before classes begin, and it is very difficult to change your enrollment at that point in time. For this reason, we recommend that you participate in the AOP Prep activities so that you can maximize your time during AOP.

Out of State Students:

We will be contacting you to set up a virtual meeting and advising session during the month of May, so do not feel like you will be missing out if you cannot make a trip to East Lansing for the one-day workshop.

What will you learn at the AOP PREP Workshop?

  1. What to expect at MSU's Academic Orientation Program (AOP)
    • registration for classes
    • advising
  2. How to prepare for AOP
    • identifying your major
    • understanding major requirements
    • pre-scheduled courses
  3. Connect with members of the RISE community
  4. How to succeed at MSU
    • knowing your strengths
    • experienced students will share their success tips

To Prepare for the RISE AOP PREP Workshop, please:

  • Bring your laptop to all sessions
AOP PREP Tentative Schedule
Time Topic
8:30 - 9:30 am Introduction & Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 am What to Expect at AOP
10:30 - 11:00 am MSU Colleges and Choosing a Major
11:00 am - 12:00 pm "How to Adult" - intependence and self-authorship
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch at Brody Square
1:00 - 1:30 pm Academic Programs Catalogue & Schedule Builder
1:30 - 2:30 pm Planning & Advising - preliminary scheduling to help you make the most of your time at AOP. We will also introduce a 4-year planning tool.
2:30 - 3:00 pm  Review, Next Steps, and Q&A 
3:00 pm Adjourn

Questions about the RISE AOP Prep Workshop? Please contact us!