A Crash Course in Succeeding in College
Take a Credit for Your Success
First-year students at SLU are encouraged to enroll in University 101 during their first semester on campus. These small, once-a-week classes of approximately 20 students allow you to learn more about the transition to college and become connected to the SLU community.
One student describes U101 as "an adjustment to college course" that helps students get acquainted with the university and the resources offered here.
"It talks about academic preparation and pressures of being a college student," explains Patrice French, the program coordinator at SLU's Cross Cultural Center. "It gives students an exposure to the Jesuit mission and talks about what the campus means by their diversity inclusion efforts. And the class provides a variety of ways for students to think about 'How am I making this jump from high school to college'."
"U101 is really for the students," says Ginge Kettenbach, SLU professor of physical therapy. "It's there to help them succeed. It's not there for any other reason, so take full advantage of it in every single way."
Once you complete U101, you'll be better prepared to make friends, more comfortable with living on campus and better-informed about the range of resources available to you here at SLU.
Some of those resources include academic advising and the Student Success Center...learn more about those here.