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All of us in the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success want you to be successful this semester. With finals approaching, we wanted to remind you of a few tips to help ensure your success. This information is adapted from a lesson presented within the TROY 1103: College Success Strategies class that is available as a free elective.

Here are five ways to ensure success on your final exams:

  1. Create the best environment for study – make sure that you take noise level, lighting, comfort, and organization into account when choosing the best place to study. While the most comfortable arm-chair on campus might prove to be the best place to take a nap, it might not be the best choice for studying. Also, while multi-tasking might prove useful in other aspects of life, it does not work here. Having your Biology notes open while watching a science-fiction film on Netflix will likely not improve your grade. If you are looking for the best place to study, check out this blog post by Bayleigh Thompson, a senior marketing major from Mobile, AL.
  2. Determine the best time for study – The specific time of day is up to you. Choose a time when you are at your best, when your mind is clear of distractions, and when you have adequate time to devote to the material. You have to carve out this time just like any other appointment. Here’s a hint: make a calendar event on your smartphone and stick to it!
  3. Determine the best length of time for study – Study sessions should have a specific goal and purpose. These sessions should typically last from 30 to 50 minutes. No, not 3 hours! After your study sessions, take a break: go for a walk or some other activity that will get your mind off of the material for a few minutes.
  4. Choose the best study partner – Studying with your significant other will likely prove to be less than ideal. Make sure that you ask each other thought-provoking questions; go beyond the simple answers. Take advantage of each other’s strengths and support each other’s weaknesses. Be aware of too much socializing and remember that we all learn differently!
  5. Assess yourself – The only way to ensure that you are retaining the information is to assess or test yourself. If you can remember it without referencing the material, if you can teach it to others, or if you can explain it in your own words, then you can pass the test.

We wish you all the best!

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IT’S REGISTRATION TIME

Summer 2017 Registration for Troy Campus classes is currently underway! Term 5 2017 Registration for TROY Online will begin May 8th.

Fall 2017 Registration for Troy Campus classes begins on Wednesday, April 12 by classification.

Registration Schedule by classification

April 12th – Senior/Graduate Registration (90+ Hours) 8:00 AM – Noon
April 12th – Junior Registration (60 – 89 hours) 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
April 13th – Sophomore Registration (30 – 59 hours) 8:00 AM – Noon
April 13th – Freshman Registration (0 – 29 hours) 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration Tips

  • Prior to registration, have all of your holds removed.
  • For assistance with Student Planning, visit this website.
  • Visit with your advisor prior to the first day of registration. To view the name of your advisor and/or counselor, login to Trojan Web Express, click Students, and click My Profile under Academic Profile. Your advisor and/or counselor will be shown under Academic Information. If you need assistance, call 1-800-414-5756.

Schedule of Classes

 

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The Conditional Student Program offers students a point of contact who provides encouragement, resources to help students excel in their studies, and guides on study skills, time management, and other topics.

Conditional admission is NOT a bad thing! Don’t overload yourself with tough classes; choose wisely.  Remember, you do NOT have to take Math, English, History, and Science at the same time.

Students must meet with their advisor prior to the registration, each registration, for the duration of their conditional contract. Students admitted conditionally are limited to 13 semester hours and they must enroll in instructional support courses like TROY 1103 or TROY 1102.

To earn unconditional status, students must earn at least a 2.0 institutional grade point average (GPA) on the first 12-24 semester hours attempted. Failure to earn at least a 2.0 institutional GPA within the first 24 hours attempted will result in being dropped from the program. Students dropped from the program may not enroll in Troy University for one calendar year. Any student earning a 0.0 GPA for the initial term/semester with at least 6 hours attempted will be dropped from the program. You might not qualify for financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) if you don’t make the grades.

To learn more about the Conditional Student Program, or to contact me, click here

-Jonathan Broyles, counselor