Summer is coming to an end, and students everywhere are gearing up for the start of a new semester. The transition from high school to college can be nerve-racking and exciting, yet many people go in feeling overwhelmed and un-prepared.

Before you embark on your back-to-college journey, check out some simple rules that Marion Technical College put together, to help you in your college success.

Stay Organized

It is essential that you stay organized in order to avoid getting stressed out. Keep a planner or agenda handy with you at all times to keep track of your assignments, classes, and important upcoming dates.

Doing these things, will help you keep your school and personal life balanced. Another great way to stay organized in college is to make to-do lists. Whether it is daily or weekly, a to-do list will help you get everything done without the chance of you forgetting something. Doing what you can to keep a consistent schedule will be helpful in having a successful college experience while staying stress-free.

Stay Dedicated

It goes without saying that everyone should put in hard work in his or her education. Students from practical nursing to culinary to our cybersecurity programs understand the importance of staying on track with schoolwork because your future career depends on it.

Sometimes students lose motivation as the year goes by and they do not take full advantage of the training program. However, if you dedicate time to your classes, you will stay motivated and will experience the pay off when you proudly announce to your friends and family that you have completed your certificate program.

Attending each class, taking notes, participating in all hands-on learning opportunities, and studying during the week are a few ways to keep school a priority and will set you up for success in the future.

Get To Know Your School

One of the best things about any college is the amount of help and support that is available at your fingertips.

At Marion Technical College, we offer multiple student service programs including pre-admission information, education program and career track placement assistance, financial aid advisement and federal aid process assistance. We even offer career counseling and support services for enrolled students and job placement assistance for certificate completers!

Marion Technical College offers information sessions throughout the school year for prospective students so they can learn about various programs like our medical assisting program, radiologic technology program, and cosmetology program, just to name a few.

We offer 19 “Career in a Year” programs for students who want to begin their career as soon as they can. We urge our students to utilize all available resources we offer and suggest students everywhere to do the same. While in school, earn the certifications recommended and take advantage of clinical externships to network with prospective employers.

College can be an opportunity of self-discovery and growth, so staying organized and dedicated—while getting to know your school and programs that are offered—are just a few ways to a fulfilling and successful college experience.

If you’re interested in learning more about programs we offer or our information sessions, please contact our Student Services at (352)671-4134.