You will register for classes during your required University orientation session the summer prior to your first term at the University. Advisers will help you register for courses that are appropriate for your individual needs and goals.
You will work with an adviser on developing a plan that will prepare you for your major, whether it’s in CEHD or another University college. Students usually apply to their major in the second year of college
TRIO SSS advisers have smaller student caseloads, so when problems and questions arise, you can usually see your adviser within 48 hours. You are encouraged and supported in developing leadership skills and engaging in campus and community activities as well as learning abroad opportunities.
Course options for TRIO SSS students are similar to those for all college freshmen in the College of Education and Human Development. All freshmen participate in the First Year Experience program which includes a First Year Inquiry course (PsTL 1525W) during fall semester and a Learning Community in spring semester. Additionally, TRIO SSS students are expected to register for at least one two-credit Integrated Learning (IL) course in their first year. IL courses are small 18- to 25-student recitation or discussion classes that help students succeed in challenging courses such as biology and psychology.
You may also choose from other courses such as biology (PsTL 1131), psychology (PsTL 1281), sociology (PsTL 1211), math (PsTL 1006), and literature (PsTL 1366 or 1368). If you enroll in biology or psychology, you may take supplemental Integrated Learning courses with other TRiO SSS students.
What's the advantage to taking these supplementary classes? Students who enroll in TRIO SSS IL classes earn better grades than other University students enrolled in the same classes without the IL component. Classes help you develop effective study skills and habits. IL instructors reinforce concepts that are introduced in lectures with cooperative group problem-solving exercises, presentations, and recitation.
CET students will take a two-semester sequence of freshman composition, WRIT 1201 and 1301, taught by experienced and accomplished instructors of multilingual students. Additionally, they will take an editing for writers course (PsTL 1051) and an oral communication course (PsTL 1461). The CET academic experience is enhanced through small class sizes and tutors in writing classes.