Read your syllabus if posted early. Some instructors will have the Blackboard course up prior to the start of classes while others may wait until the first day of classes.
Purchase/rent textbooks required for the course.
Review your course schedule. Check for class location changes, instructor changes, etc.
Have you been to campus yet? If not, it is important to familiarize yourself with the UACCM campus. You can schedule a campus tour by contacting the UACCM Admissions Office at 501-977-2053 or 1-800-264-1094. You also can print a campus map from the Campus Map page and come to campus to find your buildings and classrooms prior to class starting. You are welcome on our campus any time we are open. There is an information desk inside the University Center (UC) where you can ask questions and get help.
Arrive on time, or even early, to each class.
If taking online courses be sure to log in to BlackBoard on day one and read through all the directions, syllabus, course schedule, etc.
Come to class prepared - bring textbook, paper, writing utensil, etc.
Read the syllabus of each course thoroughly if you have not done so already.
Pay attention to instructor expectations as each instructor may have individual policies for his/her course.
Use a planner or calendar to keep track of your due dates.
Read your textbook and take notes.
Don't wait until the last minute to do assignments and study. Do a little each day and you will remember more and produce higher quality work.
Contact the instructor if you have problems in the course.
Keep an open line of communication with the instructor. The instructor can only help you if he/she knows you need something.
What if I am dropped from my class?
If you are dropped from your class for non-attendance you will receive a letter in the mail. Instructions will be included. You will have the option to appeal your drop through the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Services located in the University Center (UC) room 100.
How do I drop a class?
If you find yourself in need of dropping a class you will need to contact your advisor and then complete the Course Add/Withdrawal Form and submit to the Registrar's Office. Keep in mind this could affect your graduation date and plan of study. This is why it is important to contact your advisor prior to dropping a course.
How do I register for next semester?
To schedule an advising appointment you will need to access the UACCM homepage and click on the "Book It" button.
What do I do if life gets in the way of my classes?
You will need to contact your instructors to discuss course policies, your circumstances, and see what you can do to complete the course. You may feel the need to talk to your advisor as well to discuss things. You also have access to counselors on campus through Counseling and Disability Services. They are here to listen and help how they can. You can contact them at 501-977-2095 or go by BTC 204.
What do I do if I have a problem with the class?
Begin by contacting your instructor. The next level in the chain of command is to contact the division chair over that department. If you need to move further up the chain of command contact Diana Arn, Vice-Chancellor of Academic Services.
If your problem is related to IT please see IT/Computer Info FAQs at https://portal.uaccm.edu/ICS/ITComputer_Info/. If you do not find your answer there you may submit a request for assistance at https://uaccm.formstack.com/forms/uaccm_student_it_work_request.
What do I do if I have to miss class?
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor. Steps to take if you are unable to attend class: