How to Stay Organized in College

Follow our 5 easy tips for MAXimum organization this semester.

Use a planner.

Planners can be a simple way to keep track of any upcoming tests, events, or items that need to be done. Allow 5 to 10 minutes at the end of each class period to make any notes about upcoming assignments, tests, or things to go back and review. This can serve as a reminder during your busy life to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything major. Now remember, this will only work if your planner is with you. Find a planner that is easy to carry around and that fits your personal needs. If traditional pen and paper methods aren’t effective, look into apps such as or IStudiezPro to take notes on your smartphone. Apps like these are essentially a “planner” on the go. Whatever you use, stick with it for a more organized semester.

Planners to Check Out:

Day Designer: $59


Kate Spade: $36


Etsy Denim Planner


Sunday set – up.

Now that you have your planner, it’s time to schedule out your time! Falling behind on laundry and cleaning can be a big distraction in college. Try to schedule in time throughout the week for basic chores so you won’t feel overwhelmed to do everything all at once. Spending 5 minutes planning out small items can save big time in the long run.

Tutor me!

It can be easy to fall behind in class if you don’t understand the material. Tutors are readily available on most college campuses and can help you stay on track with your semester goals. Schedule in time each week to meet with a tutor or study group in the classes you feel you’re falling behind in.

Be on time.

Wake up early enough for class to not be in a rush! Being even 5 minutes late can affect the rest of your day. Set a timer on your phone to make sure you arrive on time for class or place your alarm clock on the other side of the room. Being in a hurry can make you feel unorganized and frazzled, do plan ahead!

Find an effective study area.

Designate a quiet, organized place to focus on your studies. Whether this is in your room or on the campus library, try to avoid distractions that can cause you to lose focus. Try to find a spot where you feel alert and avoid a bed to evade drowsiness.

You might also like...

1 Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum pledge amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Refinancing is not available for Mississippi or Tennessee Pledge products. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.

Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry and motor vehicle appraisal. Must present valid government issued ID. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Loan/LOC/Pawn amounts vary by states and product. LOC customers are subject to a periodic collateral review to maintain credit limit. Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in Missouri, Nevada, some Texas locations, and Utah.

2 Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Unsecured loan amounts and products not available in all stores/states. Max loan amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Loans above $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ) require two consecutive pay stubs showing direct deposit. In-Store: Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. Bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within the last 45 days), proof of residency, a voided check, and a valid government-issued ID to apply. In AZ, a valid AZ motor vehicle registration in your name is also required. Min $601 in SC. Without SSN or ITIN, max loan amount is $300. Online: If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, please visit us in store to apply. Additional items required for eligibility, including: a valid and active email address and telephone number, a valid SSN, and proof of residency for the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, DE, KS, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX, UT or WI). Min $610 in SC. Certain other terms and conditions may apply.

– California, Illinois and Virginia Residents: TitleMax® no longer originates new loans in CA, IL or VA, but continues to service existing loans.

– Please see our California Resident Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy: Submit a Verified Consumer Request to understand what information we collect, disclose, or sell, to request that we delete your information, and/or opt out of selling by clicking Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

– In Georgia, TitleMax offers Title Pawns.

– New Mexico Consumers: please see important New Mexico Consumer Information and Disclosures.

– In Nevada, title loans should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any title loan transaction. Ability to repay analysis with income documentation required.

– In Tennessee, TitleMax offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation.

– TitleMax of Texas, Inc. and TitleMax Online of Texas, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax acts as Credit Services Organizations to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third-party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees. TitleMax does not offer pawn loans or pawn transactions in Texas.

– TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.

Close Menu
Which login page are you looking for?

Opens in a new window