I am sure you have heard that college classes are difficult, and it is true. However, you can pass with good grades and make the deans list if you make school your top priority. When I first came to Norwich, I thought classes would be a breeze but they aren't. I love a good challenge though and if your classes were too easy then you wouldn't be learning a lot. Hard classes will be helpful for you in the long run because you will graduate Norwich with the high level of skills and knowledge. For example, if you were a nursing student and your classes weren't challenging then that would be a problem. If your patient had a rare disease that you didn't know about because your classes were easy and didn't challenge you enough to learn then you wouldn't know how to treat the patient. The reason why classes are tough is to get you ready for the real world. With that being said, you can still manage to get good grades. You need to study, study, study! Yes, I know studying is boring and you'd much rather be hanging out with friends but if you want to succeed then you need to do your homework and study practice problems even if your professor doesn't grade them. Try to get your homework done the same day you receive it so you don't forget. There has been many times my friends didn't do the practice problems and then we had an exam and most of the questions on the exam came from the practice problems and they struggled with the exam. College is a lot of dedication. You pretty much need to dedicate most of your time to school. But you need to have a balance also and hangout with friends when you don't have much to do. Taking notes in class is important! This will help you study for your exams. You can do it if you put your mind to it! It is possible for everyone!