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Time Management in College

One of the biggest adjustments for college students who transition directly from high school to undergrad is mastering the art of being in control of their own schedules. Time management in college is very different than in high school.

In high school, you are required to attend school for specific times each day, and your schedule is largely set for you by other people. When you get to college, you have more freedom to choose the classes that you want to take and when you want to take them. With the flexibility of being able to set your own class schedule comes the added responsibility of making important time management decisions that can impact your ultimate success or failure in school.

Increased Responsibility for Time Management in College Includes:

  • Keeping track of what classes you need to take each term to make satisfactory progress toward completing your program
  • Maintaining good attendance
  • Making arrangements for getting missed notes in the event of absence from class
  • Making sure that you get to class on time
  • Meeting all registration deadlines
  • Scheduling sufficient study time
  • Selecting class times that coincide with your peak energy levels
  • Setting goals deadlines for yourself, and sticking to them

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