Concerns may include: feeling like you need more time in the day, difficulty accomplishing all of your requirements in a reasonable amount of time, feeling overwhelmed, wanting better time management skills and techniques.
Contact your professor
Letting your professor know what is going on is so important as the earlier they know about a situation, obstacle, or emergency the better they can assist you. Sometimes it can be intimidating can reach out to a professor and share what is going; however, if you don't reach out and ask, then you'll never know!
Another tip for communicating with professors is to think through a potential solution and mention that to the professor. For example, if you went to the ER for an emergency and needed some more time to submit an assignment. You would share with the professor when you were in the ER, request more time for the assignment ("Would it be possible for me to submit the assignment to you by _____?"), and discuss what you have completed ("I have already complete the first two parts of the paper so I know I can complete the remaining two parts by _____.").
Contact your professor
Here is a list of study skills resources (i.e. reading strategies and note-taking systems) and test-taking strategies to help manage test anxiety and prepare effectively.
Also, the library has put together an overview of study skills including time management, reading comprehension, note taking, and other topics, check it out here.
Don't hesitate to reach out to a Student Success Coach (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional support developing study skills.
Student Success provides resources for students to develop the skills and strategies to become independent and active learners, as well as helping them gain the confidence to achieve academic success. We are here to help graduate and undergraduate students avoid Academic Probation and Academic Disqualification and to make students’ goals more accessible by giving them the support and tools needed to overcome challenges.
Student Wellness staff can provide support and assistance on campus or online with a variety of issues:
- Mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, etc.)
- Housing, financial, and food insecurities
- Financial wellness and budgeting
- Other personal matters impacting academic success
National University's dedicated advising team is here to guide and answer any of your questions throughout your academic journey.
Adding & Dropping Courses
Assistance with Course Challenges
Assistance & Guidance with University Process
Find your Advisor's contact information in your Student Portal
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