Cougar News asked faculty and staff what students need to ease their transition to college. Read on to see the top 10 resources list.

  1. New Student Orientation– Orientation is required for all new students. While it can be taken online, we recommend that you participate in the in-person orientation. You will get a campus tour so you know where your classes are, and you will see where the following resources are located.
  2. Student Organizations/Intramurals– Don’t know anyone going to Collin College? Join an organization! There are more than 80 organizations at the college. If sports are your thing, you can join an intramural team.
  3. Visit the Math Lab and Writing Center– Maybe math isn’t your thing or you need a brainstorming session for your next essay. The math lab and writing center are here to help. You can make an appointment or drop in between classes. Your professor may give you extra credit if you take advantage of these free services.
  4. Tutoring– Students have access to free tutoring. It is available both online and in person.
  5. Library– Familiarize yourself with the library, and meet the librarians. They can point you in the right direction when you have that upcoming research paper. You can also check out DVD’s when Netflix just isn’t cutting it.
  6. Counseling– Collin College has full-time, licensed mental health staff who are dedicated to help you with whatever stress you may have. Counselors listen, ask questions and try to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Counseling Services is designed to meet the needs of Collin College students with compassion, honesty and confidentiality.
  7. Career Centers– The Career Centers at Collin College offer a variety of programs, such as interview and resume help, job placement, internships, career coaching and so much more.
  8. Mentor Program– The mentor program pairs faculty or staff with a student based on interests and background. The Collin Mentor Program is based on proven research that students who feel supported and connected to their institution of higher education are more likely to graduate.
  9. ACCESS– The Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services (ACCESS) office supports and enhances students’ college experiences through appropriate accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ACCESS provides academic advising for students with disabilities and tutoring services for all students while treating individuals with dignity and respect.
  10. TransferU – Did you know that Collin has several partnerships with four-year institutions? Whether it’s your first semester or last semester at Collin College, meeting with a transfer advisor can help you map out your classes and see whether you are on track to meet your goals.

For more information about resources at Collin College, visit www.collin.edu.