Student Guide to Success

Every student has a different learning style. Coleman University is committed to providing an educational environment where each student can thrive academically. We have the resources to help you learn, graduate, and succeed.

What to Expect

Attending Coleman University is a thrilling opportunity that you have earned. Being a part of San Diego’s longest running Information Technology institution is a tradition we want to see carried on by you, our student, and we want you to be recognized and rewarded for the work that you do. There is much to look forward to, and preparation is the first step.

Our campus facilities are student-centered, technologically-infused, and collaboratively designed. That means Coleman was created from the ground up to both challenge and train you for the career you wish to pursue. You can expect a dedicated faculty to guide you through your program as you are now part of the Coleman University family.

You can also look forward to sharing your specific interests and hobbies with your classmates. Our student-centered philosophy does not simply end with your academic curriculum, but will be put in action through student groups, clubs, and organizations here on campus. Becoming involved will help you make important connections, work together on projects, and most importantly, keep you focused on your homework and studying!

Above all, you can expect the technological world around us to evolve daily. But with Coleman University’s advanced resources and personal commitment to nurturing you along the way, you can now expect to evolve along with it.

Inverted Curriculum

Coleman University’s inverted curriculum or “major first” approach to education allows students to take the technical courses from their major first—as part of their specialized degree program. Industry experts help define our academic programs and our faculty revises specific course content to ensure it has appropriate academic quality and rigor.

An inverted curriculum puts the power in the students’ hands. The “major first” approach to education gives students access to the technical courses in their specified field. It is a jump-start to
the right career designed for you.

Coleman University provides small class sizes that start every ten weeks. This allows students to interact more with professors and to continue working uninterrupted toward graduation, getting the education they need faster.

Tips for Success

  • Accommodate and Arrange: Rearrange your schedule around your goals. Going to school is time-consuming. It is likely that you will need to change your normal routine to accommodate for studying and homework assignments. Establish goals you want to meet and arrange your schedule accordingly.
  • Learning Styles: Determine your learning style. Do you retain information better by taking notes for review or through practice? It’s important to analyze the way you learn best and consider changing your approach to classroom behavior and studying practices.
  • Order and Organization: Set aside a designated time to study and do homework. Our curriculum is designed to get you into your career faster, which means your classes will keep you busy, in and outside of the classroom. Choose a time every day that you can look over your assignments and practice what you’ve learned.
  • Pencil in School Time: Stay organized. Good time management is essential for student success. Keep a weekly planner to jot down notes, reminders, assignments, due dates, and evaluate how much time you will need for each of your course’s requirements.
  • A for Attendance: Attend each class on a regular basis. We have fast-paced classes and missing too many can put you behind. If you are absent for a class, email your professor to find out how you can catch up and talk to another student in the class to get any notes you’ve missed from that day. There are also study groups and tutoring opportunities available to keep you from falling behind.
  • Always Be Prepared: Preparing for exams begins on the first day of class. Doing well on your exams is an accumulation of time management, class attendance, good note taking, reading your textbooks, and practicing what you’ve learned. Exams don’t need to be stressful. Cramming an entire course’s information into one study session before the exam is overwhelming and not conducive to actual learning.
  • Use Social Media: Our online media is updated regularly and will contain pertinent information regarding what’s happening at the University, as well as events within the community. The more you network, the more opportunities will open for you in the future for your career.

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