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Academic Resilience & Growth Mindset

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Like many students, you may feel that classes at BYU are significantly more difficult than what you've experienced in the past. Learning to embrace challenges while not giving up on yourself is an essential skill for thriving instead of just surviving.

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Successful Learning


July 22, 2020 09:36 AM
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Guide to Dealing with Change

September 28, 2021 12:36 PM
A handy guide to how to more effectively deal with change. Learn more about how trying to keep a regular schedule, talking with a friend or mentor, keeping healthy habits, and taking a break from social media can help us better deal with changes in our life.

Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID

October 16, 2020 11:18 AM
In this guide, we’ll talk about: Staying organized, avoiding multitasking, making the most of video lectures, setting a schedule, trading your strategies for new ones, working with a group or team, and staying connected to other people!

Enduring and Trusting to the End (Estella Marquez)

Estella Marquez shared a devotional address in which she shared, “It is possible to reach your goals if you work hard, keep the right perspective, and use your challenges as opportunities to grow and develop.” Get inspired by reading or watching her full address.

You Gotta Believe: BYU a Visionary House (Matthew O. Richardson)

Former Advancement Vice President, Matthew O. Richardson shares, "I testify that if you seek help and invite others into your life, then your life will be fuller, your success will be more meaningful, and you will find peace." Watch his devotional address to hear how he learned to be a success as a BYU student.

Successfully Failing: Pursuing Our Quest for Perfection (Kevin J. Worthen)

"Because of the Atonement, all failures are changeable and temporary, except the one that occurs when we give up. So whatever you do, don’t you dare give up." ~ President Kevin J. Worthen

Where to Go For Help

Academic Support Office
The BYU Academic Support Office is available face-to-face or virtually to help you if you are struggling academically.

Campus Counseling Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services Office is available if you are struggling emotionally or psychologically.


Growth Mindset