Student Success Tips

one Attend new student orientation. HCC refers to new student orientations as Enable sessions.
two Enroll in a student success course. HCC's three credit-hour student success course is called GEN 102 "Strategies for Academic Success." 
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 that you may begin using Student Self-service to enroll in your classes.
four Meet regularly with your assigned academic advisor. New students meet with Advising Center representative. Returning students work with their assigned faculty advisor until successful completion of their academic plan. 
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 page, 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 Avoid missing classes. Active participation in your classes is essential. One of the greatest contributors to poor academic performance is lack of regular class attendance. 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.