The College Ready Mentality

Every year, countless numbers of students who had it all figured out in high school get to college and find themselves in a rapid, downward spiral into academic probation.  This doesn't happen to every freshman student, but I have witnessed it often enough in my short five years teaching college that it is cause for concern.  With the majority of students who leave college during so after the freshman year, it is important for students to  establish a foundation during freshman year that will carry them through college.

I have learned a lot about students from teaching high school and college.  I often find that freshman success has more to do with mental preparation for college and less to do with what worked in high school.  Along the way, I have made note of common obstacles to academic success and how to avoid them.  As a result, here's a list of the items that lend themselves to college success, in no particular order.
  1. Manage your time
  2. Prioritize
  3. Know when to ask for help
  4. Know how to ask for help
  5. Be accountable
Check back frequently for workshops that address the topics above, as well as many other factors that can impact college success.

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