Reacquaint Yourself with LLCC
- Familiarize yourself with the programs, degrees and certifications offered.
- Find out what new services or programs, if any, they now offer. Look for other changes that may have occurred on campus in your absence.
- Take any entrance exams and/or fill out new paperwork required.
- Update your address and phone number so your contact information is correct. Contact the ITS department to make sure your LLCC e-mail account is active.
- Request a transcript and take inventory of prior college credits.
Have a Clear Goal for Going Back
- Are you finishing a degree previously started?
- Do you want to obtain a new degree or certification?
- Are you looking for additional training or education for your current job?
- Think about the life skills and work experience you now have and how they affect your new goals.
Make an Academic Plan
- Don’t be afraid to meet with an academic advisor. They are there to help you!
- Decide which courses to take, checking on pre-requisites and class offerings for each semester.
Be Realistic about Your Time Commitment
- Have reasonable expectations for yourself as a student so you can succeed.
- Carefully plan your study time so it consistently works for you. Take into account your work schedule, children, commute time, community activities, etc.
- Keep a planner for all your commitments. You could use a calendar, smartphone or online resources to keep you organized and not overwhelmed or overbooked.
Seek Support and Ask for Help
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help from staff, instructors, academic advisors, counselors and academic success professionals. Everyone wants to support your success.
- If possible, build a support system in your personal life as well. Ask family and friends to support your recommitment to college.
Embrace Your Return!
- Have a positive attitude.
- Attend every class session and make an effort.
- Ask questions and use resources.
- Keep track of your grades and goals. Think about the future and make sure you stay on track to accomplish what you set out to do.
- Be willing to change any old habits that hindered your success previously. Create a new you as a student!