Items listed under "Public Service"

8 Tips For 8-Week Courses

Accelerated courses can be ideal for working adults trying to fit higher education into their busy lives.  But completing the work for a three-credit course in about half the time of a traditional term can also be very challenging.  In this brief...  [Read More]

Share Your Success Tips

Do you have strategies for succeeding in courses, exams, or other academic activities? Do you have advice for fitting college work into a busy adult life? Are there any resources or services that you have found especially valuable as your pursue your...  [Read More]

Updated: Join the Student Services Advisory Council

Update: The SSAC currently has openings for student representatives from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Public Service.  Please continue reading to learn more about this opportunity and to nominate yourself for the SSAC. Do you have ideas for...  [Read More]

Top 5 Posts for the Start of the New Course Term

The Summer II term starts today and many of you will be spending July and August completing online courses.  We want you to have a successful summer, so we have compiled the top five Success Files posts to read at the beginning...  [Read More]

Plan Your Degree With MAPlanner

The MAPlanner degree planning tool was launched early in 2013 with the following goal in mind: to aid students with their short and long-term degree planning. The tool has since evolved into a “one stop shop” where students can plan courses, request...  [Read More]

Fall Registration Open July 2

The advising community would like to remind you all that registration for the Fall Trimester opens on July 2, 2015. If you are planning to use Federal Financial Aid, please contact your advisor for course approvals as soon as possible so that you...  [Read More]

Getting Oriented with Excelsior’s Orientation and Student Success Courses

CCS*100. CCS*120. CCS*112. CCS*8675309. This alpha-numeric jumble is enough to make your head spin and lose track of what you’re required to complete and what you can elect to take towards your degree requirements. In this article, I will break down the...  [Read More]

When Can I Finally Graduate?

Are you about to complete your last course or exam?  If so, or if you are getting close, you may want to read this so you know what to expect in terms of our graduation process and timeframe. You do NOT need...  [Read More]

Featured Learning Resource: Free Grammar Check

Before submitting your paper for review and grading by your instructor, make sure it is as polished as possible by using Grammarly. This grammar checker is freely available to all students taking Excelsior College courses.  Grammar errors along with suggestions for correcting...  [Read More]

Subscribe to Success Files

To receive updates whenever there is a new post to Success Files, be sure to add your email address and click “Subscribe” in the “Sign Up” box on this page. For those who subscribed prior to April 24, 2015, please note that you may need...  [Read More]