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Student Success Center: What does it take for college students to be successful?

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Six key factors found to contribute collectively to student Success: 

  • Students should have a goal and know how to achieve it.
  • Students need to be focused and able to stay on track—“eyes on the prize!”
  • Students need to be in a community that wants to help them to succeed.
  • Students need to be engaged and actively participate in class and extracurricular activities.
  • Students need to feel like they are part of the college community.
  • Students need to know that their skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; and that they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated.

---Action Guide: Exploring Ways to Improve Student Support at Your College |      Fall 2013