- Complete the mandatory ACC orientation.
- Read the class syllabus.
- Go to class.
- Complete assignments on time.
- Develop effective study strategies.
- Take a Student Success class.
- Monitor your progress (attendance, assignments, learning, grades) to stay on course.
- Access ACC's eServices: ACCeID, ACCmail, online services, and Blackboard.
- Know your student rights and responsibilities.
- Make school a priority by scheduling regular study times each week.
- Establish clear goals for your career and future by getting help and information through advisors, career planning, and transfer services.
- Create a support network that includes instructors, classmates, advisers, counselors, family, friends, and others that can help you succeed.
- Acquaint yourself with other students in your classes and form study groups.
- Participate in special course offerings such as Learning Communities, Paired Courses, and Supplemental Instruction.
- Get help from tutors in an ACC Learning Lab if you are struggling with a particular subject.
- Contact the Financial Aid office for help in funding your education.
- Know and use resources from library services to help with writing and research assignments.
- Use ACC services such as the Office of Students with Disabilities, Veterans Affairs, or Honors Program.
- Talk with your instructor or an ACC counselor before withdrawing from a course.
- Seek help with personal concerns and issues by contacting Counseling Services.
- Complete, if advised, developmental coursework first as a way to develop strong reading, writing, and math skills.
- Declare a major.
- Ensure you are in the right courses for your educational goals by obtaining a degree plan and by obtaining regular advising from a student services counselor or faculty advisor.
- Consider your transfer and/or career goals when you choose a major and take courses.
- Contact your instructors for help or to clarify coursework and assignments, but not as a substitute for going to class.
- Don't over-schedule yourself. Consider your work and family obligations when you decide how many classes to take.
- Get involved in Student Life to make friends, join organizations, and foster interpersonal skills.
- Volunteer in the community or take a service learning course to learn more about the greater Austin area.