Introduction

The Student Online Success Guide is a tool available to all Excelsior College students as a one-stop resource center. Please use this guide to learn about online success strategies, including time management techniques, study strategies, and to discover how you learn best through a learning style assessment. Included are links to Excelsior College resources, the Information Literacy Tutorial, and a sample online Excelsior College course.

Use this guide to review Excelsior College's profile, history, and policies.

The Guide is designed to be self-paced; if a section does not apply, move on to the next portion. Best wishes to you in your academic studies.

 

Objectives

Excelsior College has been dedicated to the success of adult learners with a proven history of providing adults with the tools they need to be successful in higher education.

The Student Online Success Guide focuses on the following:

  • Skills and characteristics of successful online learners
  • Features of online courses that make them different from other course formats
  • Self-evaluation for prospective online learners (including assessment of skills, learning styles, and expectations)
  • Motivation techniques
  • How to study independently
  • Study strategies and online learning tips
  • Review a sample online course
  • Online resources
  • Access to the Information Literacy tutorial
  • Testing strategies, tips and options
  • MyExcelsior Community resources:
    • Discussion groups
    • Book exchange
    • Study buddy finder
    • Student union