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Tips for Success
out about course requirements before enrolling in a class, if possible.
a preliminary survey of courses between semesters and other breaks.
you require books in electronic format, check with the instructor or campus
store for a book list in advance to allow sufficient time to order or for the
DRC to produce an e-text book.
your course load; know your strengths and weaknesses.
- If you
have a learning disability related to reading, take into consideration the
reading load for each individual class and plan accordingly.
aware of deadlines and mark your calendar with the last day to add, drop, or
withdraw from classes.
how you are doing in each course and meet with your instructors if you have
you are taking a lighter load (less than 12 credit hours) to perform at the
best of your ability and you are concerned about graduating on time, you may
want to consider taking some summer courses.
aware of classes/workshops provided through The Academic Success Center. The Success Center can be reached at
49-45569. (Suggest additional topics for
workshops that are not currently offered.)
your Accommodation Specialist to go over your syllabi and show you how to lay
out a time schedule for test taking and assignments.
you have a mobility impairment and you have a class that requires an internship
or field experience off campus, make sure the site is accessible.
scheduling your classes, make sure to schedule sufficient time for personal
needs (i.e., preparing for the day, rest periods, extended testing time,
wait until a small issue becomes a large problem before consulting with the DRC
or discussing it with your instructor. Be proactive!
for successful advising with your advisor, you
must be involved in your own planning and self-management.