10 Tips for Success
Go to class.
College comes with lots of choices including going to class. Remember every class session is valuable. If you cannot attend, make sure you follow up with your professor to obtain information you have missed.
Know your syllabus.
At the beginning of each semester, faculty will provide you with this important document - it often contains their contact information, grading policies and much, much more. Save it, and refer to it often.
Take time to get to know your faculty.
Professors expect that you seek them out when you need help. Don't hesitate to set up an appointment or stop by during their office hours. They are more than willing to offer assistance to those who seek it.
Check your Delta email account regularly.
If you want to be in the know, this is the place to go. Most official communication from the College will be sent to your Delta email.
Time management is a key component to your success.
For each hour in class, you should expect to study at least 2-3 hours outside of class. Know your limits and avoid over scheduling yourself. It is important that you set up a schedule that you know will allow you to be successful.
There is more to college than just going to classes.
Get involved! There are many ways to get involved on campus. Student and Civic Engagement is a great place to start. Consider joining an athletic team, volunteering in our community or creating a new club.
Life will happen.
Try not to let it distract you from your goals. For many of you, there are responsibilities other than being a student. We at Delta understand that there is life outside of school. If you have a situation where you need some assistance, please don't be afraid to ask. We will always try to help.
Be open-minded and allow yourself to change and grow.
College will provide you with many opportunities to broaden your horizons. When you can, take advantage of those opportunities.
Use the academic support resources.
The Library Learning Information Center (LLIC) offers a variety of support to students. Whether you are doin well in a class or struggling a bit, consider using this free resource to help you stay on a successful track.
We all want to see you be successful, but you are ultimately in control.
We work every day with students to take responsibility for their actions and experience at Delta. Remember success is your choice.