Attending college requires a huge commitment and becoming a successful college student is often a matter of making wise choices. It is important to manage your time and develop effective study skills, identify educational and career goals, take advantage of support services available at ELAC, participate in college events and activities, and connect with other students and your instructors. Successful students are actively engaged with the college experience, taking advantage of the many learning opportunities at ELAC.
Suggestions on becoming a successful student:
- Complete all the steps to registration. Link to Registration on Online Orientation
- Enroll in a course to learn how to succeed in college. The counseling department offers a number of different courses to assist with introducing students to college, motivation for study, and career planning. For a full list of Counseling/Personal Development course offerings please review the ELAC General Catalog and the current schedule of classes.
- Take classes to develop effective reading, writing and mathematics skills. Enroll in an English and Math class as early as possible (students are recommended to enroll in English and Math their first semester at ELAC, but if you are unable to it is ok).
- Find the location of all your classes before the first day of school. Visit the campus and find the specific classrooms. This will help you be on time for the first day of class.
- Allow extra time if you are parking on campus. Better yet, car pool, use public transportation, or ride a bicycle.
- Bring supplies such as pencil and paper to the first day of class.
- Most students find it helpful to purchase their books before classes begin. You can purchase your books online http://bookstore.elac.edu and pick them up at the college bookstore. The college bookstore is located in Building D7.
- It is very important that you attend all your classes. If you are doing late registration and have an open enrollment card from the Admissions office or an add permit from the instructor, please make sure you turn in to the Admissions Office (Building E1-105-105before the add deadline. Be sure to check your class schedule at Fiscal Office (Building D7) or online via the Current Student Information system http://www.elac.edu/admission/index.htm to determine you are officially registered.
- Your instructor will provide a syllabus on the first day of class. Be sure to keep it because it explains the course requirements.
- Counselors are a great resource for students. Please see a counselor every semester to follow up on your education goals or if you have any problems or questions.