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Adult Students

What every student needs to know

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Starting out as a new college student can be challenging. For many, the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic intensified the challenge. But, when you know what you're dealing with, you know how to cope and find the right help you need to manage anxiety.


This page is dedicated to helping students by providing

  • valuable & meaningful resources,

  • important academic support, and

  • unique opportunities designed to allow students to connect with a college instructor as well as other students.


Visit frequently to learn Pro Tips for success in college.


Share with others who need support through ever-evolving changes.


Help shape content by engaging in the Student Forum.

College Anxiety
and Depression

Dr. Cullen Hardy explains more about anxiety and depression among college students and points out distinctive differences. 


Affects & Symptoms

Anxiety is a biological reaction to stimuli; it is a natural and normal response to stress and it's okay to experience it in small and manageable doses. Fundamentally, it is a reaction to a healthy fear of what may happen in the future. For example, if you have a deadline approaching, if you have to speak in front of a crowd, or if you need to get moving to fulfill your responsibility you may feel motivated by an uncomfortable feeling called anxiety and it can be very helpful. However, if anxiety becomes unmanageable it can mean that you need some help coping with the stressors in your life. Help can come in through lifestyle and mindset changes or some assistance from a professional.

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Dr. Kristie Polk


Psy. D. in Human & Org Psychology

M.S. in Organizational Leadership

B.S. in Org Communications

Certified Human Resource Management

Coach and Consultant

Psychology Instructor

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Pro Tips For College Success

So much of what there is to learn in college does not come from a textbook. Mastering time management, improving social skills, learning to stay organized, and navigating big changes well will serve you in college and for the rest of your life. Whether you're just starting out or you're still struggling to figure it out, click the links below to learn valuable tips from pros about how to survive and thrive in college and beyond.

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