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Congratulations! You are on your way to college and career success.

Your college career is about to begin, and the road ahead will present many challenges and opportunities. It may take you some time to get used to the demands of college classes and studying, learn how to manage your time and money, and figure out how to balance work and extracurricular activities.

This guide is a resource with answers to many of the questions and concerns you might have about college. How much time should you devote to studying each day? What should you do if you’re struggling in one of your classes? What can you do for fun? Where should you go if you have questions about your 21st Century Scholarship?

The following pages will provide information to help you adjust to college and meet the requirements for maintaining your 21st Century Scholarship. You’ll learn about the many campus programs, resources and services your college may offer to support you academically, financially and personally.

But don’t sit back and wait for others to come to you. Seek help when you need it, ask questions when you don’t understand, and always look for opportunities that will help you reach your goals.

Remember, the work you put in the next few years — inside and outside the classroom — will result in great payoffs in your life and career. Keep your graduation date in sight, know you can make it and stay committed to completing college.

Best of luck, and enjoy your college experience!

Click here to download a PDF of the College Success Guide


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • About your scholarship
    • Maintaining your 21st Century Scholarship
    • Tips for completing 30 credit hours each year
    • What your 21st Century Scholarship covers
  • Succeeding in college
    • Keys to success in the college classroom
    • Hitting the books
    • Sample schedule
    • First-year success and beyond
    • Getting involved outside the classroom
    • Making the most of your college experience
    • Balancing work and school
    • Getting academic support
    • Resources and contact information