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Student Success First-Year Seminar Courses

For these classes, we work closely with the Academic Achievement Center to offer academic support to students inside and outside the classroom in the form of tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching. 

EDCEP 111 - University Experience

In addition to helping students make the transition to university courses and college-level learning, First-Year Seminar University Experience courses also emphasizing college student success skills such as time management, study skills, critical thinking strategies, etc. As a place to ask questions about the University and practice the skills needed to succeed as a first-year student, these courses provide support for the transition into college life and the K-State community.

The University Experience course will help you find your way and give you the chance to:

  • Discuss common problems and concerns with other first-year students.
  • Find effective ways to make the transition from high school to college.
  • Discover how to gain the most from co-curricular activities.
  • Learn about K-State policies, procedures, and services.
  • Practice skills required for academic success such as time management and critical thinking.
  • Explore interests, academic strengths, values, and career goals.
  • Be exposed to diverse insights, strategies, and techniques that are essential to success in a multicultural world.

University Experience is a graded, elective course that may be taken for 2 credits. For more information about the course, click HERE. For information about sections and times, see our First-Year Seminar course list HERE

EDCEP 109 - Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is offered for various courses each semester. SI consists of weekly, peer-facilitated study sessions that support students in a specific course and further engagement with their coursework to reinforce learning. Through collaboration with peers in the course and an SI leader, students work to compare notes, discuss challenging concepts, share study and test-taking strategies, and demonstrate learning.

Enrollment is open for all students. SI is capped at 15 students per section. The SI section must correctly match with the appropriate course section. For more information visit the Academic Achievement Center SI website. Questions? Call the Academic Achievement Center at 785-532-6492. For more information about Supplemental Instruction sections, check out the course chart HERE.