First-Year Programs

First Year Experience Course (SLS 1501)


FIU recognizes that a university education takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. SLS 1501 introduces students to the university and promotes and supports academic, intellectual, personal, and social growth and success. The course reviews the skills and competencies necessary for first-year students' transition to the university, including developing effective study skills; understanding University Core Curriculum, major, and career choices; managing time, finances, responsibilities, health, and wellness; developing social relationships and appreciating the diversity of our campuses and communities; and preparing for global citizenship.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this course are expected to learn:

  • Strategies and resources that promote and support academic success.
  • The complex issues and choices confronting a college student.
  • How to navigate the University environment.
  • The basic academic policies, requirements and procedures.
  • That diversity and differences should be embraced and celebrated.


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