What is academic success?

This is the exact content found in the ‘What is academic success?’ activity within the Pre-Arrival Program.

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For most students, academics are the primary reason they’re at UVic. Being successful academically, therefore, is important. It’s the path to moving on to upper-level courses, crossing the stage with a degree or diploma, getting accepted for further education and getting a job in a field you enjoy.

Being successful academically is important, but it’s not necessarily easy. It takes time, effort and commitment. It may require a shift in your expectations, a re-evaluation of what has worked for you in the past and the adoption of new habits. It may take some trial and error to figure out what works for you.

Learning from the mistakes and successes of previous students is a great way to avoid the ‘error’ part of trial and error as much as possible. In this video (2:41), two students and two professors share their tips and strategies for academic success.

Academic success may not be easy, but it’s doable. Over 88 000 alumni have done it already. You can too.

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