Home > Resources > Campus Life > Balancing Work & College > Time Management in College

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

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Michigan Offers Free Community College Education to Essential Workers

September 24, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The state of Michigan is set to offer two years of free community college to essential workers who were required by their job to leave the house and work at least 11 weeks in the spring during the coronavirus pandemic. This unique opportunity, called Futures for Frontliners, opens doors to essential workers who are not commonly considered front-line workers and an estimated 600,000 residents could qualify. [...]

Colleges Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements for Merit Scholarships

September 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Many colleges have waived SAT and ACT score requirements for high school seniors currently applying to college due to how difficult it has been to sign up for standardized testing during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some colleges are also waiving standardized test score requirements when awarding merit scholarships to incoming students. Instead of requiring SAT and ACT scores, these schools will award scholarships based on high school GPA. [...]

Introducing Scholarships.com’s Online Education Section for Students

September 17, 2020

by Izzy Hall

It’s new. It’s different. It can be frustrating. It’s probably how you’re experiencing school these days. It’s online education. The coronavirus has rapidly expanded the adoption of online, virtual and distance learning, from college all the way down to elementary school. As a relatively new practice, schools, students and staff have all had to make adjustments to their curriculums and their expectations. Students may be wondering – how can I be successful in online school? How can I make it work for me? Our new Online Education section has the answers to all of your online learning questions. [...]