Tips for Success in College

To be successful in college you will need to follow certain guidelines:

  • Ask for Help! There are many people here waiting to answer your questions and help point you in the right direction.
  • Study your class syllabus regularly. It’s the keep to success in each class.
  • Ask your professor questions if you don’t understand something.
  • Read your class assignments before you come to class.
  • Remember the dates of assignments and tests. Use a planning calendar to help you remember when assignments are due.
  • Attend ALL of your classes.
  • Be on me for class.
  • Complete assignments on me.
  • Introduce yourself to other students in your class and exchange phone number. Get assignments and notes from them if you miss class.
  • Set a regular study schedule to help you to complete your course work.
  • Meet with an academic advisor regularly.
  • Use the library resources.
  • Use the college’s online resources, such as Blackboard and myCommNet.
  • Seek tutoring if you are having difficulty with a class.
  • Understand your college degree requirements.
  • Understand college policies. They’re in the college catalog.
  • Know college deadlines, like when to register or withdraw from classes.
  • Understand financial aid requirements.
  • Get involved in campus activities and clubs.
  • Make friends at college and have some fun!