The Successful Scholar

A Preparation Course for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

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This course prepares students for the experiences and challenges of higher education. Various learning and studying strategies will be introduced in addition to necessary planning and organizing skills. Students will be familiarized with several learning theories and develop a proficiency in time management, test-taking techniques, note-taking skills, study methods and learning from a textbook. Other topics explored include: choosing a major, career planning, managing finances, choosing a college, creating a college community, getting to know your campus and developing professional relationships with peers, faculty and staff.

Your Instructor


Tracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband and spirited long-haired miniature dachshunds. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is teaching, researching, studying and enjoying time with her family. She has published several titles, including MBTI Learning Styles: A Practical Approach. Check out her website at

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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