Student Success Courses

The following resources are available to help instructors design and implement college success courses for new freshmen and/or transfer students.

Proposing Student Success Courses

These resources will give you valuable support to build a case for creating a First-Year Success Course on your campus.

Courses for Freshmen & Sophomores

  • Introduction to College Course (for high school graduates entering their fall term) $25
    This 108-page manual, by Dr. Britt Andreatta, includes everything you need for an “Intro to College Course” to help entering high school graduates have a smooth transition to college. You will get both a word and PDF version that you can edit to suit your needs. The manual includes syllabus, assignments, reader bibliography, week-by-week discussion questions and classroom activities, and information for hiring and training student section leaders.
  • College Success Course (for first- and second-year students) $25
    This 122-page manual, by Dr. Britt Andreatta, includes everything you need for a “College/University Success Course” to help freshmen and sophomore college students make the most of their education experience. You will get both a word and PDF version that you can edit to suit your needs. The manual includes syllabus, assignments, reader bibliography, week-by-week discussion questions and classroom activities, and information for hiring and training both staff discussion leaders and student co-leaders.

Courses for Transfer Students

Courses for Veteran Students

Other Related Materials

Rave Reviews

“Dr. Andreatta is brilliant. This is exhibited in myriad ways and certainly both through her PhD and her leadership training and development. A nationally-recognized expert on the first-year college experience, and a published author with her textbook used at colleges and universities across the country. What is amazing about her work is that it is always accomplished with an eye to creative. She is never afraid to look at what isn’t working and then brainstorm with colleagues to create a solution.” ~ Dr. Carolyn Buford, Dean of Students, University of California at Santa Barbara

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