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All ACTC campuses will be closed as of December 20, 2014 and will reopen January 5, 2015 with normal operating hours. For more information on registering for classes please call our 24/7 Student Service Center at 855-2GO-ACTC.
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Student Success

Motivation, planning, and good study habits are the keys to success in college.  Here are some useful tips to help you get the most from your education:

Develop good time management skills:

  • Set aside a specific time each week review the course material.
  • Allow additional time for research, reading, and completing assignments.
  • Use a daily planner to keep track of assignments, tests, and appointments.
  • Balance your studies with work and family commitments.

Set up good study habits:

  • Set aside an area for studying that is free of distractions.
  • Make sure you have the necessary supplies handy - you will still need such items as paper and pencils for online classes.
  • Tell family and friends that success in your course is important and that you need to be able to study without interruptions. Ask for their help in reaching your goals.
  • Organize your course material. Make notes about important facts in your reading or on the online lecture.
  • Prepare for each class in advance.
  • Send in your assignments on time. Contact your professors about any extenuating circumstances that prevent timely submission of work.
  • Plan ahead so you won't have to stay up all night to "cram" or finish assignments.

Plan ahead:

  • Set educational goals in advance.
  • Clarify your major. Use campus resources or reputable websites for assistance.
  • Develop a backup plan in case your computer is down or you lose electricity. Find a public or campus computer you can use in an emergency. Allow adequate time for assignments just in case.
  • Meet with an advisor or use advising online for help with planning.


Useful Links

Student Success:

Study Skills Resource Site:

Study Guides and Strategies:

Transfer Handbook