Counseling, Advising, and
Location: College Center
Individual appointments are available for enrolled or returning students. To schedule, call 651-450-3508.
The IHCC counseling staff is here to assist you with your transition to college, including orientation and classes for new students. Counselors can help you develop strategies to succeed in college, access college resources, and understand college policies/procedures. In addition, check out the online tools below to help you study, take tests, and manage your time!
Orientation, classes for new students, and college jargon you need to know
Attending orientation is essential for all degree seeking students and mandatory if you will be registering for more than five credits. At orientation, you will gain essential information about educational options, selecting courses, college services, and policies/procedures. If you are not a returning IHCC student, please contact Admissions for more information. Otherwise, returning students can visit online review of orientation.
Classes for new students
INTS 1000, On Course: This class introduces proven strategies to help students create greater success in college and in life. The course provides an interactive environment for students to identify their motivation and opportunities for personal growth, engage in academic and career decision making, and explore and utilize campus resources and services. Strongly recommended for all new degree-seeking students.
INTS 1101, College Success Strategies: This is a two credit course designed to help you reach their educational goals. Topics include academic goal setting, testing strategies, time management skills, learning styles, and selecting courses. Presently, the course focuses on helping students become good online learners!
You may already know these terms, but if not, you will soon! Visit college jargon.
What is Your Learning Style
Improving Memory and Concentration
Constructive Suggestions Regarding Motivation, Motivation Checklist
Sound Memory Strategies
Thinking Like a Genius
Handbook for students with ADD
Note-Taking and In-Class Skills
Editing Lecture Notes
Strategies to Use With Questions You Cannot Answer Immediately
Test Taking Tips
Test Taking Strategies
How to Keep Calm During Tests
Hints for Specific Types of Tests
Key Task Words in Essay Questions
Managing time and avoiding procrastination:
Printable Schedule Planning Worksheet
Time Scheduling Suggestions
Time Management Strategies for Improving Academic Performance
7 Day Procrastination Plan