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Successfully complete what you started!!!

Tips for Success!!! Research has proven that students who are actively involved in their education tend to excel academically and persist on to accomplishing their academic goals. Before enrolling, take the time to think about your purpose for attending college. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals -Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

Communicate periodically with your instructors regarding your academic progress. Remember to read your course syllabus and quickly identify the best way to get a hold of your instructor, course attendance policies, instructions and due dates for completing and turning in assignments. Identify how you learn best. Do you learn best by feeling, watching, doing, or thinking? Most importantly identify the Butler resources that are available and here to help you succeed.

The Successful Academic:
Resilience- ability to recover from setbacks
Grit-passion for accomplishing educational goals
Conscientiousness- accountable and responsible
Creativity- come up with new ideas, challenge the status quo
Focus- tune out distractions, avoid multitasking
Self-Regulation- the discipline to see task through

Course Load Recommendations

Be realistic! Many students have to work while attending college and it is important not to become overwhelmed. This is a main source of stress for today’s multitasking college students. Typically, we recommend the following course load scenarios:

Hours Working Credit Hours
40+ 3
30-39 6
20-29 9
1-19 12 or more
contact info
Name: Crystal Jackson-Aluko, Retention Specialist
Building: 600
Office: 634
Phone: (316) 322-3286
Ext. 3286
E-mail: cjackson1@butlercc.edu