Attending college can be both exciting and scary, but there are some things you can do to lessen the fear and increase your chances of succeeding. For instance, you may need to brush up on time management, reading strategies, test taking and many other skills.  Take a look at the resources here to help guide you on your way to a successful college experience.


Campus Confidential: The Complete Guide to the College Experience by Students for Students, by Robert Miller

The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In, by Michael Malone

Giving Away the Keys: A Professor Unlocks the Secrets to College Success, by Bruce Gibbs

First in the Family: Your College Years: Advice About College from First Generation Students, by Kathleen Cushman

Your Guide to College Success: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals, by Santrock & Halonen

The Ultimate College Survival Guide, by Worthinton & Farrar

Strategies for College Success: A Study Skills Guide, by Diana Renn

Parent Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years, by Robin Raskin


Tips from a College Professor on How to Succeed at College (Even in Subjects You Find the Hardest)

College Survival Skills for Students with Disabilities

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Tips from an Ivy League college on listening and taking notes during class

Lots of Useful Strategies and Study Guides on everything from time management, to test preparation, to writing, algebra, and science skills.

Textbook Reading Strategy: Includes a four-step strategy for reading and taking notes from chapters in a textbook.