• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.

Expectations for Academic Success

Students with disabilities are expected to develop good self-advocacy skills and to have full knowledge of the impact of their disability and be able to verbalize them to faculty.

All students are expected to comply fully with the academic standards as well as the codes of conduct established by the College.

Below are some helpful suggestions for academic success:

  • Set realistic goals and priorities for course work
  • Meet your instructors early in the semester to review course requirements
  • If you need to tape a lecture, first ask permission of the instructor and listen to the tape soon after class to refresh your memory and to fill in any gaps
  • Keep a calendar for relevant dates, assignments and appointments
  • Sit toward the front of the classroom to maximize your contact and reduce distractions
  • Review class notes as soon as possible after class
  • Generally plan on studying/reviewing/assignments 2-3 hours of outside class for every hour in class
  • Seek academic or counseling assistance before you feel overwhelmed
  • Get involved with campus clubs and activities to meet new people.