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Prospective students


College is more competitive than high school – you get good grades for performance, not just effort, so it pays to have an educational plan and to know how to succeed in college. Student Success can help you get off to a great start and it’s worth three credits. 


Student Success instructors help you become a more independent learner by helping you develop the following skills:

  • Reading
  • Note-taking and listening
  • Getting organized and managing time
  • Setting short-and long-term goals
  • Researching and research writing
  • Preparing for and taking tests
  • Developing effective teams


You’ll also discover the numerous resources and services available at Douglas College through presentations covering topics such as:

  • Library orientations demonstrating basic research methods
  • Managing finances and finding scholarships
  • Transferring to other BC schools
  • Introduction to critical thinking
  • Identifying and dealing with stress
  • Planning for a career