The purpose of SFA 101 is to increase the college success of students who enroll in the course. It does this by helping students understand the transition from high school to college and by introducing students to the expectations and opportunities of university life. Successful participation in SFA 101 should result in improved critical thinking skills, higher college grade point averages, and greater likelihood of continued enrollment in college leading to eventual graduation.
All incoming first year students will receive a SFA 101 flyer with an insert listing of the classes offered at Orientation. There are both general section and specialized sections (according to a student's major). Classes meet 2 hours per week.
Students tell us this class is their favorite class and that it helped them succeed during their college career. This class does require work, attendance, and participation, but student evaluations explain that the work seemed quite worthwhile.
During Orientation, students need to tell their advisor they want to take SFA 101 and use the insert inside the SFA 101 flyer that is in their orientation packet to fit a class in their schedule. There is room for all incoming first year students that wish to take the class.