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.

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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 …

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Going to school as an adult has a way of transforming you into a modern-day magician. Juggling work, family, and life all while working on your degree requires new ways to make time, homework, and even dinner appear out of thin air!  Sometimes, however, even the most multitalented multitasker could use a little help. How …

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Self-talk is our internal dialogue. Some call it the voice in our head. In their book, “Understanding Psychological Preparation for Sport: Theory and Practice of Elite Performers,” Lew Hardy, Graham Jones, and Daniel Gould define self-talk as a form of self-regulation that uses affirmations—deliberate automatic statements to help control thoughts, instruct, and motivate. Positive self-talk …

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The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Verification is confirmed when the information provided on a student’s FAFSA is determined correct through documentation. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial …

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The Excelsior College Library is your one-stop shop to help you with all your research needs. Students, faculty, and staff have access to thousands of electronic books and other online resources, library tutorials, research and course guides, and course and exam guides. To help students with presenting their research, the Excelsior librarians recently facilitated a …

How do your conflicts typically play out? Do you sense there are patterns in your conflicts? Students in COMM 324 explore the causes, processes, and outcomes of conflict as well as the principles and techniques for improving the handling of conflict. Key topics include interpersonal violence, stress and anger management, forgiveness, negotiation, and mediation. Though …