Are you ready to take on college?
Do you want to get outstanding results from the start?
Do you want to hit the ground running?
Are you unsure of what’s expected of you as a new college student?

The College Student Success course will help you answer these questions and give you the necessary tools to make the most of your college experience. Some of the topics covered are:

TIME MANAGEMENT
ONLINE EDUCATION
STRESS MANAGEMENT
CRITICAL THINKING
GOALS
MOTIVATION
STUDY STRATEGIES
FINANCES

WHAT IS THE COLLEGE STUDENT SUCCESS COURSE?

College Student Success (CSS 011 – N2 Credits) is designed to assist first year students in their adjustment and success with the college experience. In addition to the topics above, students will learn about academic expectations and developing skills to meet them, campus resources, library use, making career choices, taking online courses, and working with an academic advisor. This course will also introduce the development of leadership skills. This class will clarify the specific dynamics of the interpersonal relationships within the campus community, emphasizing the expectations placed upon students by professors, and aiding students as they create an understanding of the role they play in their academic journey.

WHO’S REQUIRED TO TAKE IT?

This is a mandatory course during the first year of college for all students in the following majors and who are required to take Writing Skills (ENG 025).

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Major NameCurriculum Code
Mathematics2150
Teacher Education – MathTEMAT 2150
SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS
Major NameCurriculum Code
Communications1129
Early Childhood Education2940
Fine Arts, Dance Option4170
Fine Arts, Design Option4141
Fine Arts, Drama Option4150
Fine Arts, Visual Arts Option4140
Graphic Design3560
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities/Social Science Option)1130
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Human Services Option)1134
Liberal Arts & Sciences (International Studies Option)1160
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities/Media Studies/Journalism Emphasis)1133
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities/Music Option)1190
Music Technology (Electronic Music Option)2171
Music Technology (Music Recording Option)2170
Musical Theatre2006
Photography Technology3550
Public Administration2260
Teacher Education – EnglishTEENG 1130
Teacher Education – HistoryTEHIS 1130
Teacher Education – PsychologyTEPSY 1130
Teacher Education – SociologyTESOC 1130
Teacher Education – SpanishTESPN 1130
Teacher Education – Visual ArtsTEART 4140

Other select student populations, such as the EOF Program, may be required to take it. If you are not sure about your major and if you are required to take this course, talk to your advisor during New Student Registration.

PLEASE NOTE – Although a select number of majors are required to take this course, it is open to all students. If you feel this course can help you enhance your college experience and get you ahead, we encourage you to register.