It is an easy enough word to say, but something that is hard for most of us to ask for. College can be a big adjustment, and almost everyone will need help with something along the way. CMU has the academic and student support resources to help when you need it, and we hope you will feel comfortable asking when the time comes.
It's never too late to ask for help, but seeking it earlier in the semester can lead to positive results and provides more time for support. For
example, students who meet with a success coach in the first semester of their first year have higher GPAs than those who wait.
Your success coach, academic advisor and others will be reaching out to check in. Let them know, honestly, how things are going, and remember it is OK to say –