An Admissions Officer is typically your first point of contact at
Strayer University. As such, they set the tone for your Strayer
experience, and are your introduction to the university’s faculty,
resources and services. Their job is to ensure that you’re fully
prepared for success in your first quarter—they track your progress
and activity to step in should you need help or guidance. All this
experience with new students means your Admissions Officer has likely
seen, heard and helped with every type of question and issue. We’ve
combined 5 of the best pieces of advice from an Admissions Officer to
help make your transition back to school easier.
Stop thinking and start doing!
adults, many of us tend to overthink big decisions to the point
where we get paralyzed by inaction. So the first piece of advice,
to borrow a phrase from Nike, JUST DO IT! So many adult students
are unaware of all the ways that they can pull from previous
college coursework, professional development and experience and
apply it towards their degrees, whether it’s put to use as
transfer credits or traits that translate to good study habits.
Before the first class, many of us have already made significant
progress on being prepared for school.
Take advantage of Strong Start tools
natural to have a certain level of anxiety when it comes to
fitting your degree in with work and family life. Consider Strong
Start your passport to preparation. Strayer University offers many
tools and resources leading up to class that will aid you in your
success. Take advantage of these programs, put in the effort and
ask for help when you need it. If you follow these tenants, you’ll
be well on your way towards success in the classroom.
Come up with a plan
Begin school with the
thought of graduation in your mind. Plan out the time frame in
which you want to graduate. To stay focused, monitor your
progress. This will serve as motivation for tough times, as you
can review the progress you’ve made and tick off the quarters
Figure out your end game
Your end game
isn’t graduation; it’s what you wish to accomplish after
graduation. Are you getting a degree to change careers, or do you
need a degree for a promotion? What’s the ultimate goal? Figuring
out your end game gives you your “why,” which will constantly act
as motivation to achieve your degree.
Remember, you may have been unsuccessful, but you have
Failure implies that it’s all
over. Unsuccessful, there’s room to try again. If you’ve
previously been unsuccessful in obtaining your degree, your
Admissions Officer can help you uncover what barriers prevented
your success. You can then analyze what makes your current
situation different, what resources are at your disposal and what
support staff you now have in your corner to help make your