Center for Student Success

Viterbo Admission

Tips for College Student Success

  • Attend classes
    Class attendance correlates with your grade in class; you need to be present to learn
  • Be prepared
    Read all course materials
    Complete and submit assignments on time
    Prepare and study for exams in advance
  • Use your syllabus
    Look for assignments and due dates
    Faculty contact information
  • Get involved
    Attend campus events, join clubs, attend service trips or find other ways to be involved
  • Being a full-time student is a full-time job
    For every hour in class you should spend 2 hours outside of class for study
  • Get organized
    Use a planner and fill in with assignment due dates from your course syllabus
    Check out the Academic Resource Center website for time management tips
  • Get to know your professors and academic advisor
    Professors can help with class material and test preparation
    Advisors can assist with career plans and serve as potential references
  • Use your resources
    Academic Resource Center
    Career Services
  • Stay healthy
    Eat well
    Get plenty of rest and exercise
  • You are your own best advocate -- ask for help!
    Contact the Center for Student Success for assistance by calling 608-796-3084; emailing; or using the chatbox in the Venter for Student Success tab on the left.


Viterbo University • 900 Viterbo Drive • La Crosse, WI 54601 • 608-796-3000 • 1-800-VITERBO