Limited time for your work? Stressed about fitting in class, homework and other commitments? Time management is a critical component of academic success! In college, you often have less in-class time and a good amount of out-of-class work, extracurricular activities and other commitments. Key to successful time management is identifying how you spend your time and devoting an appropriate amount of time to class and homework ( a good rule of thumb is to allocate two hours of study time for every hour of class. So, if you take a 3-credit class, your schedule might include 6 hours of study time for that class). Use our interactive Time Management Excel sheet to see create a time management system.