Why You Should Take a Seminar
If you like to participate actively in class discussions, find you like to voice your opinion in a small group setting, want to engage your fellow students in conversations about your course, then a seminar should be your choice. Seminars are great ways to begin your first year in college! They are NOT scary or intimidating. You are led by a peer and share your learning with only a few other students. Take a look at what former seminar students have to say about this program:
“The small class size made the transition from high school really easy… I didn’t get lost in those big lecture halls. Plus, I got to know a lot of the other students.”
– Kawena Vierra, Former Freshman Seminar Student
“I enjoyed my fall Ethnic Studies and Sociology classes so much that I rearranged my schedule to take more Freshman Seminar courses in the spring. Freshman Seminar leaders are easy to talk to, flexible, and will go the distance to help you succeed. This program has made my first year in college a memorable one. Take Freshman Seminars… they are the best!”
– Ali Garcia, Former Freshman Seminar Student.
How do I Register for a Freshman Seminar course?
Note: All Freshman Seminar sections are 300+
1. Can I participate in both ACE and Freshman Seminar?
Yes! Many students in ACE supplement their cluster with a Freshman Seminar.
2. Do I need to enroll in all Freshman Seminars to participate in this program?
No. You can enroll in one or two… that is up to you, degree requirements, and course availability! Students in our ACE learning communities are registered for the same cluster of courses offered in the learning community. Students in Freshman Seminar register for courses on their own; therefore, they can register for as many as they like. Please meet with an academic advisor to help create an academic plan. Many of our freshman seminars fulfill DS (Diversification – Social Science) requirements (ES 101, POLS 110, and SOC 100). Most degrees require only two (2) DS courses. Again, please meet with an academic advisor!
3. How do I Register for a Freshman Seminar course?
Classified freshmen can follow normal online course registration procedures. When registering, please select the appropriate Freshman Seminar course section.
Note: All Freshman Seminar section numbers are 300+ in order to be identifiable.
4. Is there a waiting list?
No. Acceptance into Freshman Seminar courses are on a first-come, first-served basis