The article in Inside Higher Ed offers sound advice for incoming college students:

  1. Register and schedule ASAP to best ensure that you get the classes that you want.
  2. Share your schedule with your employer to ensure a smooth school/work relationship.
  3. If your placement tests places you into developmental or remedial classes, ask for a retest and work hard to get a better score. It could save you thousands of dollars in tuition!
  4. Identify your books, go online and try to find them used. Another way to save thousands of dollars.
  5. If you are attending a community college, meet with the counselor to identify exactly the courses that you need to transfer later to a four-year college.

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