Chapter 5: Building the Transfer Bridge
Using Campus Resources
- Meet with your academic advisor
- Students who meet with advisors tend to experience greater academic success than students who do not.
The academic advisor is an excellent resource for academic decisions such as choosing between majors, planning to transfer, creating your class schedule, or finding an internship. Your advisor can help make the best decisions for your academic needs.
Advisors have information about academic support systems, club information, and organization details that are available at the community college. (Chen, 2009)
- Take advantage of the tutor center, learning center or campus tutors
- “Whether you are struggling with a specific topic or simply want to be fully prepared for finals, students should take advantage of academic-based learning centers on campus. These learning centers often provide students with homework assistance, testing / test prep guidance, outreach services, in addition to many other support systems.” (Chen, 2009)
- Find either a peer mentor or a faculty mentor
- Many community colleges have peer mentoring programs designed to assist the new student in finding their way around. These programs generally "focus on pairing a new or young student with an older, more experienced student. Oftentimes, mentors will guide...students by helping them set their schedules, by providing campus tours, or by offering to serve a new student as an academic tutor or study buddy." (Chen, 2008)
- Make use of the campus library
- The library has resources you may need for your assignments and will have study space available for private or group study. The library may also have computers available for student use.