Creating a Successful First Semester
Students have been accepted, completed their summer checklist, and are ready to officially start college. We’ve got articles, videos, and downloadable resources to help them start strong and create a solid foundation for the upcoming months. From distance learning tips to learning how to ask for help, these resources are created for students to help them succeed in college! Check them out, pass them along to students, share them in advising and counseling sessions, or link them on your school website.
Texas Content Downloads for the Creating a Successful First Semester Bundle
Resources available for free download. Send them to students, print them for your classroom, or incorporate them into a lesson plan or counseling session!
Content and Videos
When and How to Ask For Help
How to figure out when you need help. It's okay not to know everything and to let someone know you're struggling to get help.
Dos and Don’ts of Going to Office Hours
Going to office hours can be a great way to get help, make sure you're on track, and to demonstrate your commitment to the class.
How to Set Up Your Study Space at Home
Creating a space at home where you can study and work will help you focus. Here are tips to set up your study space.
3 Tips for Successful Distance Learning
We know the transition may not be easy. Here are our tips to be successful at distance learning.
In-Person, Hybrid, and Online Learning
Understanding the difference to prepare for a successful school year
Understanding Financial Aid As A First-Year In College
Know what to expect before school starts! Whether you are heading off to a four-year college or sticking closer to home to attend a community college, there are a few things you should do this summer to make sure your financial aid is in order for the fall.