Personal Success Plan Checklist and Worksheet
Walden’s Personal Success Plan offers students a blueprint for professional and
academic success. Life can interrupt even the best made plans, but the Walden
University staff and faculty are here to help.
Use this checklist and worksheet to seek and use your newly acquired academic
knowledge with the additional resources we provide for your success.
Under each category you will find many components that you can use like a checklist.
Then you will find a space to fill in some information about your goals in this category.
Talk about your plans in this area: have you already done this?
What do you need to
How will you do it?
Finally, at the end of this document is a space for you to write a few paragraphs about
your short term and long term goals.
(Resources available via your academic advisor)
Complete FERPA Form to establish an emergency contact.
Learn about the Student Assistance Program.
Learn more about Walden drop dates (if necessary, you will need to complete
a Withdrawal Form); understand what a leave of absence means.
Learn how to contact Disability Services for any ongoing medical concerns.
What are your plans for
Discuss what, how, and when
you’ll accomplish these tasks as part of your success plan.
address at least 2 of these)
My emergency for success would be first to plan ahead before the course began if I
still run into an obstacle that requires me to withdraw. I would complete the proper
steps to withdraw within the amount of days. If I run across an obstacle with my
learning ability in the course I will contact the student assistance program to assist me
with registering for online tutoring.
Clearly explain your educational goals to your family and closest friends.
Identify childcare options, if necessary, so you are able to focus on your