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

Students on the sidewalk going to class togetherIn 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:

  • Explore your interests, academic strengths, values, and career goals.
  • Create a personal financial plan and understand budgeting, credit, and loans.
  • Learn about K-State resources, policies, procedures, and services.
  • Practice skills required for academic success such as time management, writing, and critical thinking.
  • Discuss common problems and concerns with other first-year students.
  • Discover how to gain the most from co-curricular outside of class activities.
  • Learn how to use 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 inside and outside the class. Foundations of College Student Success is a graded, elective, 2-credit hour course that counts towards all degrees.

Ask your advisor about enrolling in EDCEP 111,
or contact K-State First at for more information.