Being successful in college
What college success means to you and how NAU can help
Everyone comes to college for a different reason, but everyone hopes to leave successful as they enter the world beyond. Part of the college experience is finding out what you need to do to get good grades and maintain a healthy social calendar. Students who attain this desired success are often those who take full advantage of what NAU has to offer, as well as the opportunity to figure out who they are and what they want in life.
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A word from our peer mentors
We asked some of our mentors to share advice with their past-freshman selves. Here are some of their thoughts on how to be successful as a freshman at NAU!
2nd year mentor Annie H. says…
“Go. To. Class. You can earn easy attendance points that will boost your grade and hopefully you’ll learn a thing or two. Attendance points have shown me mercy at the end of the semester when I am hoping for a higher grade.”
2nd year mentor Isaiah M. says…
“Try new things and go outside your comfort zone, and it will be the best four-to-five years of your life!”
General college success tips
There are many ways to succeed in college. It is important you find your niche to succeed in college, and sometimes this takes time. Check out our top ten list below to help guide you on your way to finding success!
Peer Jacks’ top 10 tips:
- Maintain good attendance
- Take advantage of school resources and stay connected!
- Visit your Gateway or Academic Advisor regularly
- Maintain balance and stay organized
- Set reasonable goals
- Take and review notes
- Work on your study techniques and problem-solving skills
- Develop regular and consistent study time
- Treat yo self!
- Learn about money and financial management
A word from the Peer Jacks director
– Joey Ruiz, Director
Student Affairs Mentoring
“I have one piece of advice for all of the students entering college in the fall: Find a mentor.“