The Ultimate Guide to Success in College
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The Ultimate Guide to Success in College

A holistic guide to everything you need to know about college before the first day of class!
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
100 students enrolled
Created by Jamie Davis
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to successfully take advantage of opportunities at four year universities.
  • Learn about common mistakes college students generally make.
  • Maximize your college experience by accomplishing specific goals each of the four years enrolled
  • Become privy to common questions parents and students have throughout the college experience
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  • No materials or software is necessary.

What is this course about:

This course is designed to teach parents and students how to successfully navigate and transition to a college/university. Unfortunately, graduating from college is no longer is a guarantee for employment, however with careful decision-making, made both before the first day of classes and throughout the four years at a college/university, students can have a college experience that's not only memorable, but also highly productive and enriched with invaluable experiences. At the end of the course, you will be knowledgble on the following topics.

Topics Covered:

  1. Financial Aid
  2. Living On Campus
  3. Academic Advising
  4. Off Campus Housing
  5. Studying Abroad
  6. Internships
  7. Working with Professors
  8. Financial Responsibilities/Credit Cards
  9. Relationships
  11. Networking
  12. Volunteering
  13. Rate My Professor
  14. Textbooks/Access Codes
  15. Fraternities/Sororities
  16. Freshman 15
  17. Majors/Minors
  18. Organizations/Involvement
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for both students currently enrolled at a four year institutions and high school students with aspirations of attending a four year university. Also, for parents concerned on how to best help your child excel at college, this course will increase you knowledge on the college experience
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:37

Meet your instructor and a little bit about the course!

Preview 00:37
7 Lectures 01:28:34

Academic Advisors are gladiators in suits! Find out how to get the most from your Advisor!

Academic Advising

You will be surprised when you find out the prices of college materials! Learn how to save money!

Textbooks and Materials

Should you trust rate my professor? Does it help at all? Find out how to get the most from this website!!

Rate My Professor

Scholarships, grants, loans, oh my!! Learn how to get the best financial aid package to finance your education!

Financial Aid

Probably one of the most important decisions you will make while on campus! Make it count! Learn how!

College Majors

How do you get an internship or do you even need an internship? YOU DO!! Find out how to get one!


There is no better way to enrich your college experience! Study aboard is a must for everyone! Discover how you can do it for an affordable price!

Study Abroad
College Life
6 Lectures 01:19:56

Most students put on average of 15 pounds during freshman year! Find out why and how to avoid it!

The Freshman 15

Is Greek life for you? How do you get in? What's a bid? Find out all this and more!

Fraternities and Sororities - Greek Life

It's not enough to join organizations! You have to join the right one and hold leadership positions! Find out how!

Campus Organizations

The transition to living on campus can be difficult. Find out how to maximize your on campus experience.

Living On Campus

There is a negative side to the college experience. It is rarely told, but often experienced!

Social Life

Is it a good idea to live off campus as opposed to living on campus? What does the data say about? Find out!

Living Off Campus
3 Lectures 35:41

There is no doubt, the content included in this video will happen to you! Learn how to navigate the ups and downs of the college life!

Expect This

People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan! Don't make that mistake! Learn how to maximize your first semester of college!

Preview 10:25

How can you best support your child and ensure a successful transition to their new home?

For Parents Only
1 Lecture 00:25

The conclusin and goodbye!

About the Instructor
Jamie Davis
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
100 Students
1 Course
Director - Student Support Services - Florida A&M University

I have had the pleasure of working within the educational field for over 10 years. I started my career as a high school teacher, where I served as a Department Chair and Activities Director. I later transitioned to a College Professor and Academic Advisor at a tier one university. Currently, I serve as a College Administrator. My expertise and current responsiblity centers on ensuring a successful transtion for incoming college freshman and transfer students. I believe with the correct preparation and guidance, all students can be successful. My experience at both the high school and college level has given me the opportunity to understand the needs of students as well as the difficulties many students encounter.