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Welcome to Your Junior Year

Communication from our Office

Junior year provides you with a space to focus more purposefully on your major, develop a plan to complete graduation requirements, cultivate strategies to pursue professional as well as post graduate opportunities, and choose how you will leave your mark through your Dartmouth College experience.


  • Take full advantage of the D-Plan (participating in FSP's and LSA's or exchange programs) and careful d-planning because of senior year residency requirement
  • Continued exploration/confirmation that the major choice is the correct one for you
  • Begin to prepare for senior year fellowships and scholarships for graduate study
  • Time to become acquainted with faculty, particularly those in your major
  • Out-of-classroom contact with professors
  • Begin thinking about an honors thesis
  • Advanced preparation for senior year given that you might be away much of junior year
  • Be aware of deadlines!
  • Make revisions to your major card, if necessary
  • Confirm completion of PE requirement
  • Confirm completion of language requirement

Career/After Dartmouth Opportunities

  • Internships (both through Dartmouth opportunities and off campus) either related to your intended career field or as exploration of personal interests
  • Plan for graduate school placement exams (i.e., GRE, LSAT, MCAT)


  • Self-assessment of interests, values, goals, etc.
  • Get more involved in extracurricular activities and taking on leadership roles
  • Time Management
  • Continue to expand social circles

We encourage you to check out the following Dartmouth web sites for other helpful information:

Last Updated: 12/8/17