The Companion

This freshman handbook, created for the student body at City Tech, includes comprehensive information and activities for students entering the College.


Part 1:
Your New Direction

This chapter offers strategies for assuming personal responsibility for college success, developing confidence and disciplined study skills, and establishing the habit of reflection and self-assessment.

Topics addressed include:

  • Defining Success
  • Developing Time Management Skills
  • Study and Learning Skills for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
  • Developing Testing Strategies
  • Evaluating Success

Part 2:
Your College Studies

This chapter offers strategies for navigating the seemingly impersonal institutional academic environment.

Topics addressed include:

  • Registration Procedures
  • Explanation of the City Tech Grading System
  • Grading Procedures
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Support
  • My Acadmic Career Planner
  • Maps of City Tech’s campus

Part 3:
Your College Life

This chapter offers strategies for understanding the importance of extracurricular activities, establishing a social identity on campus, and finding a personal niche for identifying and publically showcasing educational achievements and goals.

Topics addressed include:

  • Expectations and Tips for College Etiquette
  • City Tech Clubs
  • Personal Support Services
  • Information Services
The Companion

Please contact the First Year Programs’ office if you wish to use, distribute, or make copies of The Companion. The PDF is for viewing purposes only.