Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Student Success Courses

Why the SFA Student Success Courses are Important

It is important that students understand what they need to do to be successful in college and to ensure continued success in their professional careers. The SFAS Student Success Courses promote active learning, personal growth and achievement.

These courses really do make a difference!

Students who take the SFAS 1101 Student Success course tend to stay in college longer, have higher GPA's, and are more actively involved in campus life. Many academically able students lose focus and drop out of college. SFAS 1101 can make the difference between success and failure!

The Student Success Center offers two different Student Success Courses to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population. The SFAS 1101 course is designed for incoming freshmen and the SFAS 3101 course is designed for incoming transfer students. The finest faculty and staff are chosen to teach this course. SFAS instructors and student instructors become great resources for linking you to many other resources that can help make your college days a positive experience. Student Instructors are junior or senior students who work with the class. They are here to help YOU SUCCEED!

SFAS 1101:

The SFAS 1101 course is designed for incoming freshman and is one (1) credit hour. The class meets twice a week for 50 minutes. The course is designed to assist incoming freshman students as they adjust to their new social environment, an increased level of independence and individual responsibility, and new academic demands.

Topics covered in SFAS 1101 include:

SFAS 3101:

The SFAS 3101 Transfer Experience and Success Course is one (1) credit hour. The class meets twice a week for 50 minutes. The course designed to help students make a positive adjustment to Stephen F. Austin State University through transformative experiences by discussing, writing, and critically thinking about a variety of relevant topics, engaging with faculty and other students in class, and attending university events and programs.

Topics covered in SFAS 3101 include:

How do you register for a SFAS Student Success Course?

During orientation, tell your faculty advisor that you want to register for a SFAS Student Success Course. Your advisor will list SFAS on your advisor slip. When you register, simply request the course CRN # of the section of SFAS you want.

SFAS Student Success: