Ensure Your Success
College is not just about obtaining a degree. During your time at Metropolitan State University, you will grow personally and professionally through your academic program and co-curricular experiences.
You will need to develop and hone many skills to be a successful student, as well as better understand important policies, rights, and responsibilities as a member of the Metropolitan State University community.
A way to develop an understanding of these skills and practices is by registering for a course called Metro 101, which helps new students (like you!) understand Metropolitan State University and plan out their academic journeys. Speak with your Academic Advisor to learn more and register for this course during your first semester.
Students who tend to excel in their classes also:
- Attend class regularly and on time. If you need to miss class due to illness or other unavoidable reasons, e-mail your instructor before class and follow up with your classmates to get notes and assignments.
- Turn in assignments on time and submit assignments that are professional and demonstrate pride in your work.
- Be respectful and attentive in class.
- Read your syllabus carefully to understand assignments, expectations, and responsibilities. If you are unsure, ask your faculty members to clarify, visit their office hours, and get clarification about progress in the course. Ask for feedback about ways to improve your work throughout the academic term.
- Take advantage of student support services such as tutoring, counseling, advising, Student Life & Leadership Development, and other important services to help enhance your time at Metropolitan State University.
- Be proactive with coursework and take responsibility for your actions. Pay attention to degree requirements, timelines and deadlines, policies, procedures, and other support services. Ask questions to clarify if you don’t know or understand content.
- Get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills. Student Life & Leadership Development wants you to get involved and thrive at Metropolitan State University!
Other resources include information about:
- Note taking
- Test taking
- Time management
- Active listening
- Critical thinking
- Stress management
- How to study
Questions to consider
- What course can a new student take to learn skills to enhance their academic journey at Metropolitan State University?
- What is one example of a behavior successful students do to excel in their classes?
- What are at least two skills that a student can use to improve their academic experience?