• Class schedules now online

    Class schedules now online

    The Summer and Fall class schedules are online now! Click on the photo for more info.
    morenews
  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
    morenews
  • BIG Day of Giving

    BIG Day of Giving

    On May 3, help make our region the #1 most generous community!
    morenews
  • Smoke-Free College

    Smoke-Free College

    Folsom Lake College will go smoke-free this August!
    morenews
  • It Pays to Stay

    It Pays to Stay

    Need a little mid-term encouragement? Know that the education you are getting now WILL pay off.
    morenews
  • Advanced Education

    Advanced Education

    High School students: Earn college credit now!
    morenews
If you have javascript disabled, click here to view the content

Home >  Student Services >  Counseling >  New Students >  Paths to Self-Discovery >  Step 4

Step 4 - Make Informed Decisions and Set Goals

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 5 Step 6

Steps in Decision Making

- Define the problem
- Gather the relevant information
- Generate alternatives
- Weigh the pros and cons
- Make a decision
- Make an action plan
- Evaluate

Your goals should
- Be achievable
- Be believable and realistic
- Be specific and measurable
- Fit into your value system
- Have a target date

Establishing Goals
Goal Setting - Planning and Achieving Personal Ambitions
Planning Skills - How to Plan Complex Tasks
Seven Steps to Powerful Goal Setting