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Be Proactive With Your Education

Boise State Student and Advisor

No one knows you better than you.

If you are struggling in an online course, you will know it before anyone else.

Don’t wait until the last minute to ask for help; talk to your instructor, academic advisor, or your Student Success Coach. As a student at Boise State, you have a number of FREE tutoring and academic success resources available to you. These resources are here to help you succeed and are used to connect students to resources when they begin to struggle.
They exist because no one makes it through college without any help. Students before you have used them; students in your current courses are using them; students after you will use them. Reach out and find the support you need as soon as you think (or know!) you need it.

Take some time to outline your long-term goals and how you can achieve them.

Stay on track to graduate by working closely with your academic advisor to identify future classes and register early to avoid missing important classes. You can also schedule appointments with a virtual career coach who works with online students to identify steps you can take now to reach your career goals.

Pay close attention to registration deadlines.

If you need to add or drop a course, once the semester begins you only have a short period of time to do so. Missing deadlines can have academic and/or financial ramifications.
Stay on top of important dates by incorporating them into your calendar and including to-do items on your weekly to-do list.

Be Proactive

Don’t wait until the last minute to get help. Instead, seek regular assistance throughout the semester; make it a regular part of your study routine.

Be Prepared

Have all your supplies–such as your textbook, homework, and syllabus–ready to go. Also, take a few minutes before the session to jot down questions you’d like to focus on with a tutor.

Be Patient

Remember, tutors are not there to give you answers, but to help you develop the skills and understanding to succeed on your own. This process takes time, so be patient with your tutor and with yourself.