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College Study Strategies.

College students need to arm themselves with a myriad of tools to achieve academic success.  One of the most vital skills needed will be the development of effective study habits.  While there is no magic formula for success when it comes to note taking, paper writing or preparing for exams, the resources listed below can be very helpful in developing skills needed while in college.

Lucy Tribble MacDonald
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CSU Online Concurrent Enrollment (OCE)

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More Choices for Classes! CSU Online Concurrent Enrollment (CourseMatch) Students enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona have access to fully articulated online courses at other quarter CSU campuses through Online Concurrent Enrollment (CourseMatch). This access is offered without students being required to be admitted formally to the other CSU campus, and sometimes without paying additional fees. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine how such a course may apply to their degree program, prior to enrolling at another CSU campus. Read more here...

The Graduation Initiative

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With a focus on retention and improved graduation rates campus-wide, the mission of the Graduation Initiative is clear, “To reinforce quality education and promote academic success by understanding the issues that hinder retention and completion and addressing the findings with appropriate interventions, services, and practices.”  Interested in learning more and getting involved?   Learn more here.