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College Survival. B aton R ouge C ommunity C ollege Leigh Potts, Counselor Magnolia 108, [email protected] 225-216-8647. College has ups and downs…. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung. Survival. B alance R esources C onnections C ommitment.

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college survival

College Survival

BatonRougeCommunityCollege

Leigh Potts, Counselor

Magnolia 108, [email protected]

225-216-8647

survival
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

Carl Jung

Survival

Balance

Resources

Connections

Commitment

balance 168 hours in a week sample only
Balance: 168 hours in a week**Sample Only**
  • Sleep/rest: 56 hours (8 hours/night)
  • Eating/Personal Care: 21 hours
  • Work hours & Commute:22 hours
  • School hours: 12 hours
  • Study time: 24 hours (2 hrs per credit)
  • Family/friend time: 20 hours
  • Me time (hobbies, etc.): 7 hours
  • Other time commitments:
      • Club Meeting/Volunteering 3 hours
      • Church time+ 3 hours

168 hours

study time have a plan
Study Time: Have a plan!!!
  • Who?Alone, study partneron Friday
  • What?Fractions (Math 093): class notes, textbook pages 120-131, & My Math Lab
  • When?MWF 11 a.m. - 12p.m. /

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Where?Library &

Academic Learning Center

  • Why?Test # 2
resources connections where do i go for
Resources & Connections: Where do I go for……?

Resource Menu: Check here first!

Important Updates

Communication with your instructors!

Your schedule, financial account, etc.

resources connections brcc clubs student organizations
Resources & ConnectionsBRCC Clubs & Student Organizations
  • Afrikids Clubs
  • Anime & Gaming Club
  • BRCC Alumni Association
  • BRCC Today
  • Future Educators
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Computer Science Club
  • C.R.A.S.H. Club
  • French Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Hip Hop Coalition
  • I Too America Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Green Bears (STEM)
  • Graphic Design
  • Poetry Club
  • Production Assistance Club
  • Library Club
  • Math Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • PTEC CLUB
  • Self Esteem Club
  • BRCC Student Nurses Association
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • 25 PLUS SOCIETY CLUB
  • VETERANS CLUB
  • Art Club
  • Christian Student Association
  • Construction Management Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • International Club
  • BRCC Business Club/KBD
  • Sigma Kappa Delta (English)
  • Spanish Club
commitment
Commitment

Define: STUDENT

  • a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college
  • any person who studies, investigates, or examines thoughtfully
  • a person who makes a thorough study of a subject
attendance absences
Attendance: Absences

What your instructor thinks you’re doing…

What you’re actually doing…

what s the difference
What’s the difference…?

Drop

Withdrawal

  • Last day (Fall 2013): September 3rd
  • Class NOT listed on transcript
  • Partial refund after drop
  • Must add another course to maintain equal financial aid status
  • Last day (Fall 2013): November 1st
  • Class on transcript w/ grade: W
  • NO refund
  • Financial Aid: YOU may have to pay for class
grades
GRADES!

Each grade is worth a specific number of quality points.

A Exceptional/Superior 4

B Above Average 3

C Average 2

D Below Average 1

F Failure 0

W Withdrawal 0

AU Audited 0

P Passed 0

I Incomplete 0

compute gpa
Compute GPA

Determine the quality points earned for each course:

Course’s credit hours x grade quality points = total quality points

Total quality points / Total hours attempted= GPA 24 / 9 = 2.67

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