5 Habits of Highly Successful Online College Students

We asked, you responded! Last week, Globe University and Minnesota School of Business posed this question to students on our Facebook pages:

If you could give 1 piece of advice on how to succeed as an Online student, what would it be?

And here’s what YOU responded with!

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1. If you don’t understand the subject or need help, don’t be afraid to ask for help from another student or faculty. –Brandy B.

One of the things students find the most challenging about taking online courses is the feeling that they’re alone. But, there’s good news! You’re not! Our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed and understand the course material. If you’re struggling, reaching out to your instructor or classmates is always strongly encouraged.

2. Routine, Routine, Routine. –Anthony F. 

One of the best ways to stay on track and focused on the material is to build a routine around your assignment due dates. For example, some of our most successful students log into Campus Connect each day. This simple routine keeps students updated on their assignment due dates and any communication coming from the instructor.

3. Stay organized and make sure you put time in on each class, every day. –Deb H.

Being organized is a key factor in determining your success as a student. Having a schedule and doing just a little work each day will make your life easier in the long run. This should ring true, especially for students who are employed full-time.

4. Do not procrastinate! –Cayla S.R.

Does this tip really need an explanation? Getting assignments and discussion board posts done early will not only leave you plenty of time for editing and revisions, but it will also likely leave you with those two words we all adore: free time.

5. Schedule time regularly to sit down and do it. –Megan W.

I know what you’re thinking: isn’t this the same as number three on the list? Well, yes and no. Scheduling yourself some time in a quiet space, where you can focus and get assignments done, is imperative to being a successful student. If you’re a parent, this may be after the kids go to bed each night. Or maybe it’s when your roommate is attending her weekly yoga session. No matter what time it is, make sure it’s dedicate to you and your schoolwork. No interruptions allowed!


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