Helpful Hints for Academic Success

We, at McNeese State University, want to see you be successful with your educational goals. For this reason, we offer to you the following suggestions that may help:

  • Use your advisor. The advisor is an excellent source of information for your academic questions. The advisor will also serve as a referral source if there are detractors in your life outside of academics that impact your ability to succeed.
  • Attend class regularly, and when problems arise that prevent your attendance, consult with your teacher about the possibility of making up missed work. Class attendance can make the difference of a letter grade in a course.
  • Evaluate your life and responsibilities that it holds. Are there detractors to your educational experience that adversely affect your ability to be successful in college?
  • Is the number of hours you work interfering with your ability to be successful?
  • Are you possibly taking more hours than you should in an attempt to attain your degree in the shortest amount of time?
  • Are your financial obligations putting pressure on you to work more hours, and therefore, affecting your time management?
  • Is your interest level in your chosen curriculum enough to encourage commitment to earning the degree?
  • Have you considered whether or not you would benefit from academic, career, or psychological counseling and/or testing?
  • Is there a need for assistance from the writing or tutoring centers?
  • Please feel free to contact these offices for assistance:
Career Testing and Job Placement InformationCareer and Student Development (CSD) Center – Holbrook (Old Ranch)337-475-5612Email CSD
Visit CSD website
Personal Development and Mental Health CounselingCounseling Center
Kaufman Hall 167
337-475-5136Email Counseling Center
Visit Counseling Center website
Financial Aid InformationStudent Central337-475-5065Email Financial Aid
Visit Financial Aid website
TOPS or Scholarship InformationStudent Central337-475-5065Email Office of Scholarships
Visit Office of Scholarships website
Support Services for Disabled StudentsOffice of Accessibility Services
Drew Hall 200
337-475-5916Email Office of Accessibility Services
Visit Office of Accessibility Services website
Math and Science TutoringTutoring Center
Kirkman Hall 129
 Visit Academic Computing Center
Writing AssistanceWrite to Excellence Center
Drew Hall 234
337-562-4206Email Write to Excellence Center
Visit Write to Excellence Center website