Steps for Success

Steps for Success

Attend the first day of class. Study the course syllabus to understand the course requirements and the instructor's policies.


Attend all classes. If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to make up the work missed.


Plan to study one to two hours outside of class for each hour in class.


Understand that being a student is like a job and often not an easy one. It takes work.


Accept responsibility for your academic decisions.


Recommendations for success if you work and/or have family responsibilities

If you work 10 hours a week, take 16-19 credit hours per semester.


If you work 20 hours a week, take 12-13 credit hours per semester.


If you work 30 hours a week, take 6-10 credit hours per semester.


If you work 40 or more hours a week, take 5-8 credit hours per semester.


Discover how to study and learn more effectively in less time at the MIND Center for Learning and Teaching (tutoring center).