The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students
Helping Students Succeed in College... and in Life
The Challenge
Many students underperform or drop out of college because they lack both a vision for their education and the self-management and life skills necessary to accomplish that vision.​
Drawing on extensive survey data, FranklinCovey has found that a lack of essential life skills consistently ranks as a top reason students fail to succeed in college. Many students struggle to: balance work, family, and school responsibilities; resolve relationship conflicts; manage personal finances; set and achieve academic goals; and maintain physical and emotional wellness.
“This class expanded my vision, challenged me to change, and provided the skills to do it.”
The Solution
A life-changing student success course based on timeless principles of personal effectiveness.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students is a high-impact student success course that benefits and sustains students in college and beyond. Built on the foundation of Stephen R. Covey's worldwide best-seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the course curriculum was authored by Sean Covey and eight other leading academic experts to provide students with the toolset, skillset, and mindset they need to succeed both in college and in the ever-changing global marketplace.


The course delivers a powerful blended learning experience designed to help students gain critical skills including:

  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Goal achievement
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Money management
  • Responsibility and initiative
  • Health and wellness


​Students and instructors have access to a variety of innovative educational resources including:

  • Hard-copy or interactive e-text versions of the textbook
  • 37 award-winning videos
  • 55 hands-on student activities
  • Valuable instructor resources (e.g., lesson plans, slides, etc.).


"Every aspect of my life has improved. This is the first academic situation that has been so far-reaching."
The Outcome
Students gain strong academic skills, effective life skills, and a compelling reason to stay in school.​

Through completing this course, students have experienced transformational results including:

  • Increased student engagement.
  • Greater resilience.
  • Enhanced student learning.
  • Increased motivation to stay in school.


Colleges may choose to offer a personal-leadership certificate to students who demonstrate a mastery of the 7 Habits. Because employers around the world recognize FranklinCovey as an authority in leadership and organizational effectiveness, students who earn these certificates will gain a competitive edge in the job market following graduation.



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