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If you are interested in requesting the advisors in the JWS Center conducting workshops on various topics such as registration, time management, study skills, effectively communicating with professors, student tutoring resources, academic planning, or other various topics, call (334) 670-3221 for details or e-mail



Bringing organization to one’s life is never a bad thing. There are, however, challenges to start the process. We’ve put together a few resources that will help.

Semester Calendar

Pulling together a semester calendar will provide you with a big picture of important events of which you will need to be aware.

Example Semester Calendar

Weekly Planner

Once you have your semester calendar developed, you can begin breaking down the big requirements into smaller, more manageable assignments. These can be assigned daily or weekly. The blank weekly planner will provide you a with a starting point! We’ve also created a sample weekly planner for you. If we can help you develop your calendar, call 334-670-3221 to request help with ‘calendaring’.

Blank Weekly Planner

Sample Weekly Planner

Troy University’s Academic Calendar

This calendar is comprehensive across all Troy University locations. Consult the calendar for a specific campus or site for additional information and dates.

Academic Calendar


Want To Find Out More About Possible Majors?

If you are unsure about your major or career path, it is suggested that you take the FOCUS Assessment by clicking the button below. The FOCUS Assessment will help you to make informed decisions about your major and possible career aspirations. For assistance, contact one of the advisors in the JWS Center. New users will need to click on "Register" to create an account. When prompted, the access code is "Trojan". Complete the work interest values, personality, and skills assessments. Once you have completed the assessments, contact your advisor in the JWS Center for Student Success. If your advisor is not located in the JWS Center for Student Success, contact Career Services by emailing or by calling 334-670-3217


GPA Calculator

To use the GPA Calculator, you will need to either log in with your Troy University credentials or as a guest.

GPA Calculator


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