10 Tips for Staying Organized in College
Going from high school to college is a big change. Learning how to stay organized with your schedule and courses is a big part in whether or not you’ll be successful. Here are 10 tips for helping you stay organized.
- Get prepared early. Find out what each class will need, if possible.
- Buy separate supplies for each class. This should include binders and paper or notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, highlighters, white out, and paper clips.
- Get a planner and make sure that you use it!
- Keep each class’ homework and handouts in the right place and don’t let yourself get messy.
- Keep your backpack or bag clean and uncluttered.
- Create a study space at home or in your dorm.
- Develop good sleep and eating habits to keep yourself energized.
- Ask teachers for support if you feel that you fall off track.
- Work with a classmate to help keep each other on track.
- Seek out academic support or accommodations if needed.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.