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College Success

Uncover your potential and develop strategies to succeed in your college career.


Build confidence, improve your grade point average and learn how to study with help from the College Success Department. You'll find three different strategies for success, all catered to meet your specific needs.

Improve academic skills

The College Success Department offers learning strategies courses for college students. These classes help you to better handle the demands of academics. Instead of teaching a particular subject, the classes provide opportunities to gain academic skills. While you’re learning, you can apply those skills to the subjects you’re already studying. 

Credits you earn taking these classes are accepted as electives in most programs of study. Even better, you can apply the skills you master here to your current classes. Address these learning goals:

  • learning how to study
  • retaining information
  • testing strategies
  • dealing with test anxiety
  • learning strategies for math
  • time management and organization

Find these courses in the class search by typing "COLL" into the search bar.

Prepare for the future

Success in college is the first step to success in your career, and planning for the future will help you achieve your goals. Enroll in classes to learn:

  • Job search skills: Learn to find jobs that fit your life goals and how to apply for them. Create a professional profile and get college credit for something you'd probably need to do anyway.
  • Work/life balance: The Career and Life Planning course shares strategies to advance your career, manage your time, set goals and maintain your well-being.

For high school students

College 101 is a 3-credit class that helps you transition from high school to college while you're still in high school. This special section of College Success Strategies (COLL 200) will prepare you to:

  • Learn the skills needed to succeed in college
  • Connect to campus resources
  • Get familiar with campus buildings and amenities

Transition Into Post-Secondary (TIPS) is for high school students with certain specific requirements. Usually, you will need to have an IEP or 504 plan on file with your high school. If you're unsure if you might qualify, talk to your high school transition coordinator. If you join TIPS, you can earn 3 college credits in COLL 200 as well as:

  • Learn about how college works and how to be academically successful
  • Connect to campus resources

For more information, contact the College Success Transition Coordinator at 913-469-8500, ext. 3543.