Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3412 Academic success involves sound academic planning, working with professors, knowing how to succeed in the classroom, being organized, and knowing how to study “smart.” PART III Succeed Academically Make Wise Academic Decisions Making wise academic decisions is a critical component to achieving success in college. As soon as you arrive on campus, you need to create a sound academic plan. Your choice of courses has important academic and professional ramifications. You must, therefore, determine with certainty that you are enrolled in the right courses. Your academic curriculum should be based on accurate, up-to-date information provided by qualified university personnel. This is where your academic advisor (or academic counselor) comes in. Well-meaning people, whether friends, family, professors, or other university personnel, often provide academic advice. This advice, however, may be inaccurate or obsolete. In some cases, transfer students discover that the guidance provided at their first school was inaccurate or no longer applies in their new academic situation. While it’s fine to get input from many sources, it’s best to run everything by your academic advisor before making any firm academic plans. Upon admission to your new college, you should have been as- signed to an advisor based upon your major or “undeclared” status. If you don’t have an advisor, go to the Admissions Office or to the department of your declared major.