Category: Student Success

Do you have questions about how to get to the finish line? You’ve come to the right place! There is a team of dedicated professionals behind the scenes to help you achieve success in your education at Excelsior College.

creating at at home study space

Are you now taking your classes at home? Many of us are now sharing space at home with multiple family members, from spouses to children who are out of school, to perhaps even parents. As you transition to online classes, it is important to have a dedicated space for your studies. What should that space …

procrastination and how to avoid it

Procrastination is the avoidance of completing or even beginning a task or assignment that needs to be accomplished. Another aspect of procrastination is seeking out and actually participating in events or things that you find enjoyable to avoid those tasks that need to be done. Procrastination is common, especially among those who are trying to …

study plans

A study plan is a chart or schedule that allows you to block out time needed each day for well-defined learning activities, goals, and routine daily tasks. It’s especially helpful when trying to make time between your work life, social life, and other responsibilities to do your schoolwork. How do I create a study plan? …

Earning college credit can be daunting, time-consuming, and expensive. Academic excellence, however, does not have to be earned in the classroom. Proficiency exams are developed in concert with related courses and are essential to student success at Excelsior College because of the flexibility—in time and in cost—they provide many benefits for student success, including a …

time management tips

At one time or another, we have all felt that there are simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish what we need to achieve. As we attempt to juggle responsibilities, our efforts are further frustrated by unanticipated interruptions such as phone calls, emergencies, or delays as we wait in lines or get held …

African American Man on Laptop surrounded by wife and kids

People decide to go to graduate school for a variety of reasons: career advancement, personal fulfillment, or the desire to contribute more to their community. Considering the time, energy, and of course, money you’ll be investing, knowing the return on investment, or ROI, of your degree is important. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting …