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First-Year Seminar

The First-Year Seminar designed to help students make a smooth transition into the Cal U environment. This one-credit course (UNI 100) is required of most first-time students.  Course topics include:

  • Introduction and overview: student success
  • Health and wellness issues
  • Time management
  • Campus life issues
  • Library
  • Campus resource centers (Math Lab, Reading Clinic, Writing Center, etc.)
  • Core values
  • Liberal arts education
  • Academic plan development/ preparation for early registration
  • Registration
  • Career planning
  • Financial aid
  • Weeks 13-15: evaluations and individual appointments

Transfer students are not required to complete the First-Year Seminar if they transfer a course equivalent to UNI 100, or if they transfer a total of 24 or more credits. Students who take First-Year Seminar develop a success plan to help them graduate in four years. Each student's success plan will consist of:

  • Academic plan
  • Personal (extracurricular) plan
  • Career advantage plan
  • Financial plan
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Office of Academic Success

Noss Hall, Room 103
FAX 724-938-4186
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday