Finalize Your Schedule: New year, new semester – don’t get left behind! Create a schedule that includes weekly commitments such as classes, labs and other meetings. And be sure to put all exams and assignments into your monthly calendar once you have class syllabi, so that you can stay on top of all your assignments.

Get the Facts:  Have you checked your final Fall Semester grades? Are you academically on-track for your career goals? This is a great time to meet your with Academic Advisor to discuss your goals!

Assess Your Strategies: How well did you handle your commitments last semester? Did you budget your time and money effectively?  Assess the strategies that you used for success last semester in order to identify areas that you can improve on this spring! If you find that there’s an area where you need a little (or a lot) of professional help, contact Counseling Services (Suzannah Callaghan) to get help devising a plan to make Spring Semester super successful!

Set New Goals: Didn’t get a chance to do all you wanted to last semester? Now is a great time to start something new: a new job, a new study group, a new club, or even a new outlook on academics! Students that set goals are more likely to make strides towards and achieve them. Remember, goals should be specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time oriented (i.e., have a deadline).