Congratulations on your decision to attend college! For the great majority of college students, it really was your decision—not just an automatic thing to do. If you happen to be one of the few who just sort of ended up in college for want of anything better to do, the benefits of college will soon become obvious.
Succeeding in college is rather like succeeding in life. It’s really much more about you than it is about college. So, the most important place to start is to consider why you’re here, what matters to you, and what you expect to get out it. Even if you have already thought about these questions, it’s good to reaffirm your commitment to your plan as we begin to consider what’s really involved in being a college student.
According to OECD Education data, some 30% of new college students leave school in their first year, and as many as 50% never graduate. College Success is designed to help change that—and to help ensure that you yourself are among those who succeed.
This Course has many features to help you achieve your goals: Each lesson asks you first to evaluate yourself, because success starts with recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, your hopes and desires, and your own personal, individual realities. You develop your own goals based on these self-assessments, determining what success in college really means for you as an individual. Throughout the course, you will find numerous interactive activities to help you improve your skills. The material is presented in short sections of information that you can begin applying immediately in your own life to get the most out of your college education.