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The University College plays a leadership role in ensuring each student’s positive transition to university life. Virtually all undergraduate students begin their academic careers in the University College. In fact, the college serves as the academic home for more than 40 percent of the undergraduate student population at the university. While in the University College, students typically complete the majority of their General Education and Writing Intensive requirements, and meet the entrance requirements to their college. The college also exemplifies the university’s long-standing commitment to foster each student’s individual academic success. The University College provides academic advising; tutoring and testing services; leadership development programs; basic courses in writing, mathematics, and college study strategies; and coordinates the first year experience. The University College works hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for new students through many activities and programs, but also works to ensure that students are academically prepared to pursue an appropriate major in one of the university’s six degree-granting colleges.
Helping Students Adapt to University Life
One of the most important responsibilities of the University College is to work with the campus community to help students successfully adapt to university life as quickly as possible. Successful adaptation ensures that as many students as possible return to the university for their sophomore year and subsequent years of study. The college helps students adapt by providing critical services and programs that ensure students become acclimated to campus, achieve academic success, and move as quickly as possible into an appropriate major of study.