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College is a very exciting time in your life as it opens doors to countless opportunities: new people, new classes, new places, and new responsibilities. Something that is imperative for you to learn and master is what we call balance! There is a time to relax, prioritize, play, and make sacrifices. We want you to experience all that college has to offer you, so make certain you remember the importance of balance in every area of your life!

Success Checklist

  1. Review the UCF Undergraduate Catalog
  2. Connect with your academic advisor and respond accordingly to all e-mail messages
  3. Submit final high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  4. Finalize submission of AP, IB, Dual Enrollment credit
  5. Review criteria for scholarship renewal

Academic Success Tips

  1. Manage Your Time: Your schedule in college is completely up to you. You might find yourself with way too much free time, or not enough. It is important that you manage your time like you manage your money. There should be a time period set aside for those activities that you have to do and those you simply want to do. A planner might help you to organize each hour so none of your time is wasted. Make your schedule consistent! Some routine is very good, this way it sticks!

  2. Study Time: Many of us were used to doing assignments or studying the night before they were due in high school. But you will find that procrastinating is very dangerous in college. A simple rule to go by is this: the more time you give yourself, the more time you have. Becoming self-accountable can be really difficult, and you might need some practice. Make certain to also find what style of learning and study habits best suites you: whether that's taking good notes, teaching the lesson to someone else, or hearing the lesson repeatedly.

  3. Use Your Resources: We host the SARC Lab in Phillips Hall, the Math Lab in the Math and Physics Building, the University Writing Center, Career Services; all these resources are for your use. Plus, the Counseling and Psychological Services performs outreach programs for anxiety, stress, fear, and other issues that all students face at some point.

  4. You're the Reason: Your ambitions are the reason that you are attending college. It is your education, future, and personal growth, so take responsibility. Do what is best for you to succeed in all areas of your life while upholding the UCF Creed: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence. What you put into college, is what you will get out of it. It's up to you.

  5. Get Involved: There are a variety of clubs and organizations for you to be a part of. Some are academic, while others are more social. This is a great way to make connections and build relationships with people. The Office of Student Involvement is a great resource for getting involved!

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