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The First-Year Seminar is designed to provide comprehensive guidance to students transitioning into college life. This course provides you with information on the development of study skills, critical and creative thinking, career awareness, as well as information about campus resources designed to aid in your success. You will be introduced to UPIKE’s liberal arts emphasis, cultural awareness issues and concepts of personal well-being and life skills development.
All first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 15 credit hours are required to complete a FS course – Dual credit high school/college courses do not count toward this total. Students who withdraw from or fail the course are required to make subsequent attempts in successive semesters.
The FS course is designed to help you navigate all of the resources available to you as a UPIKE student, as well as to hone your skills in time management, studying, balancing your academics and social life, and becoming an efficient and successful college student.
Yes. You will be assigned a letter grade, and the course counts toward your general education requirements for graduation. Your GPA calculation will also include the grade received in this course.
Maybe. All first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 15 credit hours are required to complete a first-year studies course. Dual credit high school/college courses do not count toward this total.