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.
Planning and Scheduling (Time Management)
Between school, family, work, and other responsibilities, schedules can fill quickly and it can be easy to become overwhelmed and tired. One way to take action against these feelings is to work towards improving the way that you divide your time and focus on different activities.
Here is a guide put together by Student Success that discusses ways to schedule assignments, plan out your week, and manage tasks.
Assignment calculator: This tool allows you to enter the date you start working on an assignment and the date it's due to give you a suggested timeline for research, drafting, and reviewing the assignment. This can be helpful as you look ahead in classes to plan ahead with your time.
This article, How to Stay Productive While Studying at Home, is written by a student who talks about what helps her to be productive while studying at home. Pay special attention to the various scheduling techniques she discusses in point number four.
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 _____.").
NU Student Success
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 to active students (including those on a leave of absence) with a variety of issues through one-on-one case management support. Here are some of the more frequent situations that staff works with students on:
- Mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, etc.)
- Housing, financial, and food insecurities
- Financial wellness and budgeting
- Other personal matters impacting academic success
If you would like for a Student Wellness team member to reach out to you within 2 business days, please complete this form and someone will be in touch!
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
Once logged into your Student Portal, Scroll down to "My Support Team" and your Advisor's contact information will be listed there.
The main advising line number is located on the right hand side as another way you can reach out. For immediate assistance, please click here to be connected with an advisor. Our chat advisors are available Monday - Friday, 6am - 6pm PST.
Note: If you have not yet passed the 10th day of your first class, email email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org as this will get you in touch with your assigned Enrollment Staff Member.