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GES 100 - College Success by Mary Beth Morse: Student Success Tips

This guide will offer a variety of strategies and helpful information to contribute to your academic success

Student Success Tips

Student Success Tips


Attend a new student orientation.

Enroll in a student success course. There are general success courses (GES 100) as well as success courses in a specific curriculum. Check the online courses listing for more information.

Create an academic plan. Your assigned academic advisor will help you each semester so that you will know which courses to take for your degree/certificate prior to registering.

Meet regularly with your assigned academic advisor.

Read college-issued email routinely. Do not miss out on important announcements about deadlines, scholarships, textbook buy-back, and student activities. Stay engaged in the college experience by monitoring information posted on TV monitors around campus and on Angel.

Visit the Student Development Office (A-131) for Curriculum and Transfer Information.   Personnel here offer numerous free services to assist you with career guidance and exploration, as well as job search skills. An extensive array of information is available related to transfer from NCCC to four-year college or university.

Take advantage of free student support services such as tutoring in the Academic Achievement Center (D-215). A significant amount of no cost academic assistance and tutoring is available to you. Do not wait until the last minute. Explore available support services early in the semester.

Avoid missing classes. Active participation in your classes is essential. One of the greatest contributors to poor academic performance is lack of regular class attendance. Do not be a statistic!

Get involved by making connections with faculty, staff, and other students. There are endless opportunities to get involved on campus. Many student activities and clubs exist to help you meet other students and provide opportunities for leadership development. Go to the Student Life Office (G-243) for more information.

Apply early for financial aid (Financial Aid Office A-214). Do not wait until the last minute to make Your payment arrangements and be aware of the ways to avoid financial aid delays. Don’t let finances be a barrier to the successful attainment of your educational and vocational goals.


--- Edited with permission from Hopkinsville Community College


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