Chapter 2 - Get Successful
- Your responsibilities and rights
You are responsible for:
- Going to class.
- Knowing that you cannot repeat a course at BC more than twice.
- Communicating with your instructor.
- Paying for your classes.
- Being computer literate.
- Keeping the college updated on any changes in your address, phone number or program/ major.
- Dropping or withdrawing from a class before the deadline date if you don’t want the class.
- Knowing the important dates and deadlines found in the Academic Calendar.
- Knowing about the Student Code of Conduct and Student Rights and Responsibilities available in the Student Activities office.
- Time management
Attending college changes your life.
You will have to juggle school, family, work and other personal obligations.
-The basic formula is two hours of study time is required for every hour in class.
- How long am I going to be here?
- Take an Educational Planning course early in your college career or meet with a counselor to develop your SEP (Student Education Plan) to get better idea of how long it will take.
- That depends on a number of things:
- The number of credits/units required for your degree or certificate.
- How many prerequisite courses you need.
- How many credits/units you enroll in and complete each semester.
- What your placement scores are.
- How many credits/units count toward your degree vs. how many you’re taking for fun or to
improve your skills.
- Although an Associate’s degree is considered a “two-year degree” most students take longer than that to finish due to work and other obligations.
- Resources to help
Many resources are available for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for
- See a counselor.
- They can help you in reaching your educational/career goals
- What should I major in?
- What courses do I need to reach my goal?
- How do I decide what’s the best career for me?
- How do I know what classes to take?
- Do I need to attend a four-year college?
- Counselors can help you:
- Organize your time.
- Learn study skill techniques.
- Find ways to balance your role of student, parent, caregiver, spouse and/ or employee.
- Help in times of personal crisis