Tips for Academic Success

Tips for Academic Success

Tips for a Successful Academic Year

Rowan Global Students are busy - working, volunteering, caregiving - all while trying to achieve their education and career goals.  Start your academic year by planning for academic success and following these tips:

Get Organized

  • Discuss a realistic course load with your advisor.  
  • Register and plan for your semester early.  Discuss your schedule with work, childcare providers, and family.
  • Plan for your online classes in your weekly schedule.  Students sometimes fall behind because they simply forgot about online classes - mark them on your calendar as if they were an in-person class and remember to participate weekly.

Communicate Often

  • If you run into trouble, reach out as soon as possible.  Advisors are there to help, but can't do so if we don't know what's going on.
  • Check your email to ensure that you are aware of deadlines, reminders, and support events.
  • Talk to your professors.  They are part of your success team and, like your advisors, can't help if they don't know what's going on.  Make use of their office hours for extra help, or to discuss any issues.  If you are struggling to meet deadlines, reach out in advance of the due date - they are more likely to grant extensions before the due date, rather than after the fact.

Find Support

  • Start a study group, either in person or online.
  • Talk to family, friends, colleagues - find those people who can help you keep motivated.
  • Utilize the resources listed in this module.

Focus on the Finish

  • Keep your goal in mind - every successful class puts you one step closer to achieving your goals.  You can do it!