University Prep Resources

Learn how to learn: How to achieve your best success in the classroom

Developing good habits in the classroom now will make a huge difference when you get to university. This is the time to improve your study habits and classroom skills. If you follow these tips, you will get more out of being in the classroom and will probably enjoy the classroom experience! Join in on class discussions. Don’t sit quietly in the back of the room—become engaged in the classroom. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something. Remember: if you didn’t understand it, there is a good chance others didn’t understand it either. Keep up with class assignments. Keep a checklist of when they’re due—or finish them before the due date. Check for phone apps or purchase a planner book to remind you about deadlines, assignments, and tests. Always ask ...

6 steps to take after receiving your university acceptance notification

Congratulations on your university acceptance! You have accomplished a huge step in making your dreams a reality. Now what? Here are six steps to take before informing your university of your decision to attend. 1. Wait for all notifications to arrive. If you applied to more than one university, wait until you hear back from the others before accepting an offer. Consider the benefits and challenges of each institution before commiting to a school. 2. Do the research. If you applied to a university, you have likely researched the institution beforehand and maybe even visited the campus. When a university goes from possibility to reality, you will likely view that university differently. Before making a final decision, consider visiting (or revisiting) the campus as a first-year student. If ...