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EIU Student Success

Welcome to Student Success!

Our mission is to provide comprehensive programs and holistic services that will empower students and connect them with the resources they need to achieve both academic and personal goals. Check out the video below to learn more about us and to meet our fantastic team!



 Tips and Tricks for Students!

Looking for advice on how to be the awesome student we know you can be? Look no further!

Check out the links below for helpful videos and advice from our team here at the Student Success Center!


Get Organized

College life involves a ton of academic responsibilities topped off with a huge dose of social activities. It’s challenging to balance work and fun. Get and stay organized so you can succeed and have time for friends! (and yourself!) Click here.

Note Taking

Better notes will help you remember concepts, develop meaningful learning skills, and gain a better understanding of a topic. Effective notes will even lead to less stress when test time comes around! Click here.

Stay Motivated

It can be hard for students to stay productive, focused, and motivated while studying or doing homework. Being productive and motivated can lead to more time for relaxation and fun! Click here. 

Study Tips

Studying – it’s the most dreaded activity by college students everywhere, but it’s a necessity when it comes to maintaining good grade and acquiring a degree. Whether you’re new to college or are just looking for some fresh ideas to get your brain focused, click here.

Project Planning

Projects often require extensive time and energy. Therefore, it is important to plan and give yourself the time you need to complete projects to the best of your ability! Here are some great ideas: Click here. 

Time Management

Time is one of the most important resources available to students. Effective time management is a skill that most people should utilize out of their professional and personal lives. Whether you are currently overwhelmed, or just looking for some ideas, click here.

Making Decisions

The process of making a decision can be life-changing and students are often faced with a multitude of decisions daily. It is important to weigh all of the options and remember that decisions do not have to be made alone. Click here.

Connecting With Faculty

EIU faculty and professors all have one thing in common...they are here for you! Click here.

Campus Resources

It is so important to remember that you are not alone! EIU has so many campus resources available to all students in order to help them succeed on their journey to academic success. Click here.

Envision Your Future

Keep the finish line in sight. Check out what we have to say here.



What We Do for Current Students

Student Success offers a variety of options to help you get the grades you want. Browse through the academic resources here at the Virtual SS, attend a Workshop, or make an appointment for an Individualized Consultation where you will meet with an advisor who can help you develop an action plan to reach your goals.



"I faced problems with time management, procrastination, and studying. Now, I schedule my own study hours and my grades in challenging courses have improved."
~Aramis Smith

View Aramis' entire interview here

See other SS All-Star interviews here.

See what other students are saying here. 




SS Tip of the Week

ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT. College is stressful, and you do not have to do it alone! Here are some helpful tips:

-TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR PROFESSORS’ OFFICE HOURS. Your professors set these hours aside for YOU. Your professors want to see you succeed. Together you can find the answers to many of your questions.

-MAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE. A healthy, well-balanced mind is the key to success in all aspects of life! Make time for you, take care of YOU!

-For advice in coping with the stress of college specifically related to COVID-19 along with helpful resources, check out this link!


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Student Success

McAfee Gym, Room 1301
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6696
Fax: (217) 581-7196

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