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.

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 for students

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 …

caucasian woman using laptop and smartphone to study

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 …

scissors cutting through a paper that reads "I can't"

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 …