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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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If you could start college over, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?Woman student studying

  • Study more  
  • Seek tutoring
  • Talk to an academic advisor as soon as possible
  • Focus more on school
  • Get to know your professors and visit them in their office
  • Don’t “cram”
  • Attend every class
  • Be more organized and use a planner
  • Don’t procrastinate
  • Learn time management skills
  • Go for extra credit
  • Don’t sleep in classes
  • Get involved on campus earlier
  • Go to on-campus programs and events
  • Get to know people and make new friends

What advice do you have for students to be successful?


  • Redefine your college experience & become someone great
  • Enjoy it & get as much out of college as you can
  • Work as hard as you play
  • Be outgoing & meet new people
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Take advantage of all opportunities
  • Try new activities on campus
  • Stay in the residence halls your first year
  • Stay motivated & stay positive
  • Don’t overload yourself
  • Set and maintain personal goals
  • Have fun!!!

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