Student Success Tips

one Attend new student orientation. HCC refers to new student orientations as Enable sessions. The Enable group orientation, advising and registration sessions help attendees transition to college more smoothly.
two Enroll in a student success course. HCC's three credit-hour student success course is called FYE 105 "Achieving Academic Success." The course covers many college success strategies and includes a personal financial planning module.
three File an academic plan. HCC refers to an academic plans as a M.A.P. (My Academic Plan). Your assigned academic advisor will help you file a M.A.P. so you may begin using Student Self-service to enroll in your classes. Your academic plan will serve as a road-map to finishing your credential.
four Meet regularly with your assigned academic advisor. New students meet with an Advising Center representative. Returning students work with their assigned faculty advisor until successful completion of their academic plan. Your advising team and/or individual advisor is viewable in your Student Center.
five Read college-issued email routinely. Do not miss out on important announcements about deadlines, scholarships, textbook buy-back and student activities. Stay engaged in the college experience by monitoring information posted on HCC's Facebook  and Twitter pages and the News and Events section of the HCC webpage..
six Visit the Career and Transfer Center. The Career and Transfer Center offers numerous free services to assist you with career guidance and exploration, as well as job search skills. An extensive array of information is available related to two-year college to four-year university transfer.
seven Take advantage of free student support services such as tutoring. A significant amount of no cost academic assistance and tutoring is available to you. Do not wait until the last minute. Explore available support services early in the semester/term.
eight Attend class and don't procrastinate. Active participation in your classes is essential. Two of the greatest contributors to poor academic performance are lack of regular class attendance and procrastination. Do not be a statistic!
nine Get involved, make connections with faculty, staff and other students. There are endless opportunities to get involved on campus. Many student activities and organizations exist to help you meet other students and provide opportunities for leadership development.
ten Apply early for financial aid. Do not wait until the last minute to make your payment arrangements and be aware of the ways to avoid financial aid delays. We do not want finances to be a barrier to the successful attainment of your educational and vocational goals.