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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 - Foundations of College Student Success

In addition to helping students make the transition to university courses and college-level learning, First-Year Seminar Foundations of College Student Success courses also emphasize college student success skills such as time management, study skills, critical thinking strategies, and more. 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.

Your decision to enroll at Kansas State University marks a turning point in your life. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a nontraditional student, this time is filled with both excitement and anxiety because you are taking an important step toward your future success. The EDCEP 111 class is designed with you in mind, and you will have the opportunity to shape the content to your needs as you consider the skills that will most help you throughout college. This class 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.
There is also a Learning Assistant peer mentor in the class who will be there to help guide you and answer questions about college life, learning, and who will plan community building activities.

Foundations of College Student Success is a graded, elective course that may be taken for 2 credits.