20 Effective Success Practices for Students

  • Go to class!
  • Read your syllabus and refer to it often throughout the semester
  • Get to know your professor
  • Make good grades
  • Ignore rumors
  • Be prepared
  • Understand that being a full-time student is a full-time job
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Balance your budget and your time
  • Use the college resources available to you (you pay fees for these services every semester)
  • Get involved in SGA, clubs, organizations and/or athletics
  • Know course pre-requisites and co-req’s
  • Know published deadlines, registration, payment deadlines, withdrawal
  • Know which courses qualify to transfer
  • Register early
  • Remember: If you are having fun learning, you will retain more info
  • Do all your assignments
  • Communicate with the campus community
  • Ask questions–do not make assumptions
  • Avoid should-of, could-of, would-of’s