Higher Education Tips

Do upperclassmen have tricks to success in higher education? YES!

Tips for higher EducationStarting off in higher education can be difficult. It was difficult for me when I sent my oldest off to school to the other side of the country. Preparing her to leave was a feat! An Olympian feat! Packing. Purchasing. Clearing out her home bedroom. Preparing her schedule at school. Organizing financial aid. Learning about housing. I soon felt like my lists were making lists of their own! My planner bulged with tasks and I kept shoving more into it! I was overwhelmed, but I learned some vital tips to help my daughter succeed at school.

Tips of the upperclassman -to do in the first days on campus:

  • Know where essential offices are.
    • Financial aid, Bursar, Registrar, Dean of Students, Academic Advising, Career tricks of campus lifeCenter, Health Center
  • Know library and computer lab locations.
  • Find classrooms before classes start.
  • Buy books early.
  • Talk to upper class men -ask them for their best tips and advice.
  • Be prepared for a lifestyle change.
  • Know department leads -undergraduate head, dean, department head, academic advisor, etc.
  • Get off campus and see what is in the surrounding community.
  • Go to your professors’ office hours and meet them.

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the mid-west with her husband. She loved storytelling and sharing her stories with her children. As they grew, she started writing her stories down for them. She is a teacher, having taught from elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education, masters in higher education and continued on to a PhD in curriculum design. Her husband, Kerry and Tracy breed miniature dachshunds and love to spend time with their growing family. She has published several books including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Rachel's 8 and Securing Your Tent.

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