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10 Tips for Staying Organized in College

Going from high school to college is a big change. Learning how to stay organized with your schedule and courses is a big part in whether or not you’ll be successful. Here are 10 tips for helping you stay organized.

  1. Get prepared early. Find out what each class will need, if possible.
  2. Buy separate supplies for each class. This should include binders and paper or notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, highlighters, white out, and paper clips.
  3. Get a planner and make sure that you use it!
  4. Keep each class’ homework and handouts in the right place and don’t let yourself get messy.
  5. Keep your backpack or bag clean and uncluttered.
  6. Create a study space at home or in your dorm.
  7. Develop good sleep and eating habits to keep yourself energized.
  8. Ask teachers for support if you feel that you fall off track.
  9. Work with a classmate to help keep each other on track.
  10. Seek out academic support or accommodations if needed.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.