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First-Year Course Advising

Student Success Advisors will introduce first-year students to their graduation plan specific to the academic degree program the student has declared for a major. Student Success Advisors will recommend courses for first-year students to take during their first three semesters at Indiana Tech based on the student’s graduation plan. After the student’s first year on campus, they will begin meeting with their academic advisor for course advising for their fourth semester and beyond.

Attending a course advising session with a Student Success Advisor allows students to meet their assigned Student Success Advisor in person, learn about course requirements and sequencing in the student’s degree program, ask questions about the student’s graduation plan, plan ahead for future semesters, and learn how to register for classes.

To get the most out of a course advising appointment, come prepared to listen, learn, and take notes. Before meeting with a Student Success Advisor, take time to read through your graduation plan based on the major you have selected. Having an answer for why you have selected a specific degree program also will help your Student Success Advisor better understand your career goals.

Student Success Advisors are available to meet with first-year students in their assigned college through individual 30-minute appointments scheduled by the student. Opportunities to discuss academic skill sets, study habits, career goals, and major exploration, also are available.

Student Success Coaching

Student Success Advisors are available to meet with all traditional undergraduate students and provide student success coaching through individual 30-minute appointments scheduled by the student. Student Success Advisors can coach students through challenges with time management, organization, academic accountability, interpersonal conflict, and developing strong study habits.

Student Success Advisors can help connect students with a variety of resources and help students develop plans to become academically stronger. The university recommends students attend at least two check-in appointments with a Student Success Advisor each semester to address any academic, social, or personal challenges the student might be experiencing. We encourage students to initiate and request an appointment with their Student Success Advisor any time a student recognizes hardship in their academic journey that might negatively impact their academic and career goals.

The Tutoring Center

The Office of Student Success is home to the Indiana Tech Tutoring Center. Located on the lowest level of the Snyder Academic Center next to the Registrar’s Office, this space is for all students to come and find a quiet space on campus to study or to meet up with classmates to discuss a group project.

Need access to a computer or printer? We have those as well for all students to use.

Tutoring is available to all traditional students at no cost. Stop by the Office of Student Success to schedule your next tutoring appointment.

Major Exploration

Feeling unsure about your current major? Stop by the Office of Student Success to meet with a Student Success Advisor for information on course requirements for all of the academic programs offered at Indiana Tech. Student Success Advisors can assist students with figuring out which completed courses will apply toward a new degree of interest.

First-year students must meet with their Student Success Advisor for assistance with changing a major or minor.

Upper-level students must meet with their academic advisor within their academic program for assistance in changing majors.

Student Success Series

Students are invited to attend various sessions throughout the school year designed to help them become stronger personally, academically, and socially. Upcoming sessions for the spring 2022 semester include:

  • February 7th, Monday – Time Management
  • February 16th, Wednesday – Procrastination
  • February 22nd, Tuesday – Organization Tips
  • February 24th, Thursday – Note-taking Tips

IIT 1050: College Study Skills

Taught by the Director of Student Success, this course will use a combination of self-reflection, assessment and group work to foster a strong foundation for success in college course work. The course addresses topics such as strength and personality type identification, goal setting, building your campus support network, time management, prioritization of tasks, accountability for goals and responsibilities, basic research skills and presentation skills. This course awards college credit, but does not apply towards graduation.

Any student interested in sharpening their college study skills may register for the course.

IIT 1050 is offered every semester.