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What Does This Program Entail?

The Student Success Program is a one-year academic support program that provides small classes and a structured introduction to the university to first year students.

There are three main components to the Student Success Program:

1)Take GEN 100 – Foundations for Academic Success in the fall.

This 2-credit course meets twice a week in the fall and is taught by the Student Success Program Coordinator.  It will help students transition to UWEC by connecting them with various campus resources and helping them develop academic skills.

2)Take GEOG 178 – Planet Earth: Conservation of the Environment in the fall.

This 3-credit course is a rigorous, liberal education (LE) course taught by Geography faculty that fulfills requirements for every major and serves as a great introduction to college-level work.  Students will directly apply skills from GEN 100 to work in GEOG 178.  During summer orientation, students will work with their advisor to choose the rest of their fall schedule.  With a courseload of 12-15 credits, there is still plenty of room to select other courses that fulfill graduation requirements and meet student interests.

3)Take a continuation of GEN 100 in the spring.

This 1-credit course meets once a week in the spring and will introduce students to the Eau Claire community through a service-learning project, which will fulfill 15-30 hours of the service-learning requirement all UWEC students must complete.  The course will also continue to connect students to campus resources and foster personal and professional development.


But that's not get the benefit of other components as well:

Out of class activities and events help students build a sense of community and make connections to the University.

Course tutoring is available for students to utilize in many 100 and 200 level courses. Click the link to learn more about tutoring services. 

Peer academic coaching provides one-on-one guidance and support for students to develop various academic skills to have a successful collegiate experience.  Click the link to learn more about peer academic coaching.

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