Learning Strategies

University Foundation Class

Students often come to college unprepared for the challenges they will in their first year. University Foundations is a three-credit hour Freshman transition class offered through Academic Success designed to improve student performance and retention. This course provides opportunities for students to understand how to improve academic performance, develop career plans, and manage personal concerns. These classes are strongly recommended for incoming freshman and transfer students.

By enrolling in a University Foundations class, you can learn how to approach new ideas and subjects, how to study new topics efficiently, and how to perform better in discussion and on tests. If you are still undecided about your major or want to change it, this class will explore the relationship between majors, minors, electives and careers. University Foundations instructors will encourage you to become more involved in extracurricular activities on campus. It will also provide you with information and clarification on various campus services that may be of benefit throughout your college learning experience.

Academic Success offers University Foundations courses with a mentoring component for students participating in Student Support Services. To find out more about this federally-funded program and to see if you may qualify, please visit their homepage.

Participants often tend to stay on track better than most students. They exceed their predicted grade point averages, are more active in campus life, and tend to persevere until they graduate.

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