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How to Be Successful

How to Be Successful in College is a class that works on the strategies and knowledge students need to take control and responsibility for their own learning, leading to college success. Students will leave the semester with a self-designed personal/academic life plan complete with short- and long-term goals and actions. This is a course for students who want a practical approach on how to take charge of their academic and personal lives. Successfully completing the course will earn students three credits and a letter grade that will apply toward electives. These three credits also apply towards credits needed for financial aid.

Here's what we'll cover:

  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-awareness
  • Understanding the college environment
  • Control over your priorities and pressures
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-motivation
  • Self-management

How to Be Successful in College is different than College 101. Click here for more information on College 101.