CPoS - Make it Count

You need to Make It Count when you meet with your advisor and plan your schedule for each semester.

FIRST: Officially Declare Your Major and Minor

It is essential that your major and minor are officially declared and noted in your student record. If you have been planning to declare or change a major or minor, but have not yet done so, you should consult with your academic advisor immediately to make the official declaration.

  • Courses can only be determined to be eligible based on the officially declared major and minor as noted in your student record.

SECOND: Assumptions About Financial Aid Awards

Financial aid is initially awarded based on the assumption that undergraduate students will enroll full-time and graduate students will enroll half-time in eligible coursework during the fall and spring semesters.  Then, before financial aid is disbursed, it will be adjusted based on actual enrollment in eligible coursework.

Your financial aid award requires that MTSU calculate for you a cost of attendance (COA). Your COA will be based on the eligible hours you are enrolling in—that is, the number of hours you are enrolling in that apply toward your officially declared program of study.

THIRD: Keep Your Eligibility

Remember that dropping or not attending your courses can negatively impact your eligibility for current and or future aid.

It’s important that you discuss outstanding degree requirements with your advisor when you enroll for next semester’s classes. If your current program is not correct, work with your advisor to make the appropriate changes to your major or minor.

  • Contact your academic advisor to discuss options if your financial aid has been reduced due to enrollment in courses that do not apply towards outstanding degree requirements.
Your Checklist
Check PipelineMT to be sure your major and minors are correctly declared.
See your advisor to be sure you're registering for classes that fulfill an outstanding requirement.
Check your Financial Aid Tab in PipelineMT for messages and updates to your financial aid.