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Resources for Success

Resources for Success

It’s one thing to apply and be accepted to Miami Dade College. You also want to succeed! Instead of leaving it to chance, here are six tips for making the most of your time here.

MDC student outlines discussion on chalk board.Declare a major, but make an informed choice. Taking the time to think about what you want to do with the rest of your life is a big first step. If you need help, talk with Career Services or consult a student advisor.

Get involved. Students who get involved in campus life do better in their classes. Become a member of the Student Government Association or any of our dozens of student organizations and clubs. For more information, contact the Student Life Department on your campus.

Know your professors. This is an absolute must. We may be a large school, but our classes are small enough for you to get one-on-one mentoring from your professors. In fact, according to the recent Community College Survey of Student Engagement our students ranked us higher than any of our peer institutes in five different areas, including time spent discussing grades, assignments, and career plans with instructors. Students were also happy to report that they felt they worked harder than they ever thought they could to meet an instructor’s standards or expectations. Click here for more information.

Ask for help. If you have a question, we have the answer. Miami Dade College has a convenient Call Center to address all your questions. Simply call 305-237-8888. We suggest you keep that number close at hand throughout your time at MDC. Alternately, you may reach us online at Click here to reach us online.

Learn from others. Miami Dade College is proud of our successful graduates who can offer a roadmap for students like you. Take Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. He is a great example of someone who got involved and got informed. During his days at MDC, he was on the board of the Little Havana Activity Center and Youth Co op, a nonprofit that finds jobs for underprivileged youth. In addition to serving as president of the College's Democratic Club, he ran the Spanish Speaking Democratic Caucus, an off campus political organization. He was also an office manager at a health care clinic. He graduated from MDC in 1975 and went on to Florida International University, earning honors at both. He received his law degree from the University of Miami in 1980. Through a combination of campus involvement and his studies, Mayor Diaz found success at Miami Dade College and beyond.

Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.