Key 1: Respect           


One key to becoming a successful college student is to treat yourself, peers, faculty, and staff with high regard. Portray self-worth through your dress and behavior. Acknowledge others’ ideas, opinions, and thoughts by listening before responding.

Key 2: Class Attendance          

One key to becoming a successful college student is to attend required class time, which includes arriving on time and remaining until dismissed. Notify your instructors concerning excused absences or tardies. See instructors to make up missed work. Be prepared by completing assignments and by participating in class activities. Use class time effectively and efficiently.

Key 3: Study Habits          

One key to becoming a successful college student is by adopting good study habits. Keep up with assignments, use available resources, and get help when needed. Be aware of how you study best. These habits can make learning new information both easier and quicker and will make study time far more effective and efficient.

Key 4: Communication          

One key to becoming a successful college student is to use the appropriate method of communication (i.e. face-to-face meetings, phone calls, e-mails). Keep lines of communication open with faculty, staff, and peers. Communication involves asking questions, listening to understand others, observing, verifying information received, and sharing ideas. Use standard English in written and oral communication. Through communication, collaboration and cooperation occur.

Key 5: Time Management          

 
One key to becoming a successful college student is to plan and manage how to spend each day, week, and month to effectively achieve desired goals. Maintaining a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly calendar is essential to managing time. Make a list of what needs to be accomplished, prioritize this list, and plan accordingly.


The keys to becoming a successful college student are broad ideals embraced by the College. Shelton State Community College has high expectations for your success. The College provides resources whereby you can learn and grow. We challenge you to demonstrate student responsibility by making the decisions and taking the actions necessary to achieve your goals. Helping you achieve your goals is our highest priority.