To prepare for your mid-terms start by checking the course syllabus. The syllabus will outline all of the topics you’re responsible for knowing and/or skills you need to demonstrate. Build a check list of each week and honestly evaluate if you know the material. Next, check all of your previous assignments and pay close attention to those items that were incorrect. Making sure you understand how errors were made is a great way to prepare. If you still have questions, ask your instructor if they have any feedback.
CCC offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for mid-terms and finals. Check out our Writing Lab and Tutoring Services, located in the Library for help with classes and writing papers. If you need test taking tips, study help, or guidance with test anxiety contact them as well for assistance.
If you are having trouble in a class, make sure to get help before it is too late. Getting to know your instructor, utilizing their office hours, and communicating with them about a problem as soon as you can will help you decide what to do. Academic advisors can also give you advice on what to do, and the earlier you talk with someone, the more options you have.
Occasionally withdrawing from a class can be a good idea, but it can also land you in a lot of trouble. Before you withdraw from a class, make sure you understand how a withdrawal will affect your academic standing and access to financial aid. Make sure you talk with your Academic Advisor before you withdraw from a class. If you have Financial Aid, Veterans Benefits or any other type of aid, make sure to talk with the appropriate office before you withdraw from your class.
Having a solid academic plan is an important part of being a successful student. Registration for next term will begin while you are still in classes! Be ready for registration by seeing your Academic Advisor for next term or long-term planning. Pro-tip: optimal times to see an advisor are weeks 2-6. Use the class schedule to get a head start on registration.
Holds can be placed on your account by a variety of offices, like: advising, financial aid, and student accounts. If you know that you have a hold on your account, take care of it as soon as possible. To check for holds, contact the Welcome Center or Hazel Martinez in Accounts Receivable.