This four point plan can almost guarantee you academic success.
That means every class, every day, without exception. It doesn’t matter what the professor or the syllabus says about attendance, go anyway. Every class you skip is money wasted.
Everyone gets sick from time to time. If you have to miss class, email the professor to let him or her know. Contact fellow students for notes and information about what was covered in class. It is your responsibility to figure out and make up what you missed.
It is hard to be a successful student if school is low on your priority list. Be sure to schedule classes around other more important obligations like family or work. When adding other time commitments like personal business or social time build them around your school schedule.
If you are taking 15 hours per semester that means you are spending 15 hours per week in class. You should be spending two hours or more outside of class for every hour you are in class (some classes may require even more time). That adds up to 45 or more hours per week – that's a full time job and then some!