As A Learner

Whether you’re a first-time college student, returning to school after a long absence, or an experienced learner, here are some tips that might help you succeed as you pursue your educational goals:

  • Make an appointment to see an academic counselor who can help you develop an educational plan and achieve your goals.
  • Before deciding on which classes to take think about how you spend your time and what kind of academic schedule will fit into your life.
  • Choose classes that are a good match for your skill level.
  • Plan ahead for important deadlines such as the last day to add a class or enroll in a particular program.
  • Take advantage of all the student services that your college has to offer—they are there to help you succeed.
  • Get to know your instructors.
  • Ask for help when you need it—don’t wait until the end of the semester to tell someone that you are struggling.
  • Get to know your classmates so that you can form study groups and learn from each other.
  • Get involved on campus—making friends and feeling connected to your college will help you succeed.
  • Review your grades and reflect on the challenges you faced at the end of each semester.