Student Success

Explore ways to support your Sun Devil’s success, inside and outside the classroom. Get insights on ASU academic resources, student engagement opportunities and more.

Preparing for ASU Finals Week

When the semester winds down and final exams draw nearer, it can be a stressful time for Sun Devils. ASU Family Connection panelists explore the many university resources to help students prepare for finals, provide tips on the importance of self-care, and offer insights for parents and family members on how to support their students.

How to help your ASU student become internship ready

Explore the important topic of internships with an ASU family member, a current Sun Devil, and a member of the university's Career and Professional Development Services staff. Learn more about the benefits of internships, ASU resources that support your student's search for internship opportunities, tips, strategies, and more.

Transitions: Student "Senioritis"

An expert ASU Family Connection panel from the university's psychology department dives deeper into the phenomenon of "senioritis." Faculty members discuss the causes of this temporary lack of motivation for some students, how they can overcome it, and what you can do as family members to help them succeed in their senior year at ASU.

Transitions: The sophomore slump

When students make the transition to the second year of college, it can lead to the sophomore slump. For some, that's where the novelty of college has worn off and they feel less satisfied with the experience. Our panel of ASU Psychology faculty members provides tips on how students can avoid this slump and how families can support them through it.

Transitions: The First Year of College

The ASU Family Connection Transitions series continues with a look at the first year of college and the adjustments that Sun Devils and family members can expect. Sun Devil parent Calvin Emanuel and Psychology Professor Leah Doane look at some of the growing pains students may face in the first year and how family members can support their growth.

Transitions: Upper-division students at ASU

While the transition to upper-division levels in college can be exciting, students often start to feel additional pressure due to more complicated projects and highly focused courses. Three ASU Psychology Department faculty members discuss what Sun Devils can expect in the upper-division years and point out some resources to help them succeed.

How student employment helps Sun Devils learn career competencies

How can Sun Devils learn career competencies during their time at ASU? One of the best ways to do this is by getting a part-time job on campus. Staff from ASU Career and Professional Development Services and the ASU First-Year Success Center provide insights on the benefits of student employment and more.

Exploring ASU’s support for students with disabilities

ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services, formerly known as the Disability Resource Center, provides many types of support for ASU students with accessibility needs. Executive Director Dr. Lance Harrop explores how Sun Devils advocate for themselves to make greater use of accessibility services and how you can support this.

How to support your ASU student in selecting the right major

Many ASU students change their majors at least once before graduation. Find out how the university can help you and your student with one of the more challenging aspects of college — finding a major that matches the student's talents, interests and career goals.

Why ASU students study abroad and how it impacts them

Whether it was learning to speak Chinese in Shanghai, helping the indigenous people in rural Peru, or exploring the diverse culture in South Africa, six ASU Study Abroad students have one thing in common: studying abroad changed them in positive ways and helped set them up for success.