Guidelines for making your CEGEP experience successful
- Learn as much as you can about Vanier College before starting to attend classes. Get a feel for the place by exploring the college’s website to learn about all its resources and services.
- College-level education requires that you be responsible: you must get to class on time, buy required materials as you need them and respect all deadlines. Learn about Vanier’s Academic Policies, including your Rights and Responsibilities, by reading the Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement (IPESA).
- College-level education demands that you demonstrate maturity: official college policies govern student behaviour in and out of the classroom. Behaviour that contravenes the college’s rules and regulations is not tolerated. Learn about Vanier’s Behaviour Policies by reading the related Student Services web pages.
- Get organized: managing your time is essential for your success in college. Remember that, in college, semesters last only 15 weeks.
- Stay informed: it is essential that all students read the bulletins appearing on the Current Students
- Take the initiative: ask questions and seek out the people who are here to help you. If you’re not sure who to turn to for help, ask at Student Services, room C203.
- Academic Advising, Athletics, Counselling, Student Employment, Financial Aid, Health Services, International Education, The Learning Centre, The Library, The Math & Science Centre, The Registrar’s Office, Services for Students with Disabilities, The Student Advocate, Student Development, The Students Association, The Sustainability Office, and many other resource and service areas are available for you, to make your transition from high school to college easier, to support your efforts in the classroom and to develop your interests and skills.
- Get involved: participate in social and cultural activities. Your college experience is what you make it; it is yours to create, so don’t miss out on the opportunity.