College Skills banner. An overview of the skills needed to succeed in college.

What many students are not aware of is that success in college is dependent on other skills which are not apparent because they are not directly related to academic areas. 

Many students face challenges on the path to reaching their academic and career goals. In the following video, produced by SPC student Colin Treneff, real SPC students talk about their challenges and how they overcame them.



There are several skills that you will need to develop in order to be successful in reaching your academic goals at St. Petersburg College. Ultimately, you define your own success. SPC is here to help you along your path. As one component of that support, we have compiled a number of resources that can help you become a more well-rounded and successful college student.

College Skill Categories

We have collected resources in six key areas. Select from one of the following to learn how these resources can help you achieve your academic and career goals.

College Resources

These departments also offer resources that can help you to succeed. 

Supplemental Resources

These resources can also help prepare you to succeed at college and address some challenges you may face. 

  • Test Anxiety
  • Understanding & Avoiding Plagiarism (Coming soon)

  • Academic Integrity (Coming soon)

  • Information Literacy (Coming soon)

  • Financial Literacy (Coming soon)

  • Stress Management

  • Taking Tests Online: Strategies for Success (Coming soon)

  • Online Courses: Staying Motivated & Disciplined (Coming soon)