SLS1990: College Survival Skills

Foundations for Success helps you explore options and resources on campus as you begin your academic journey.

Reasons to take College Survival Skills

  • Maximize your potential for college success
  • Help ease the transition from high school to college
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Improve study habits and skills
What would I study in the College Survival Skills course?

We designed the College Survival Skills course to anticipate all the questions and challenges that you might face in your first year. The course is dedicated to helping you achieve success with faculty who know a lot about UWF and who want you to succeed.

Topics in the course include:

  • Developing research skills 
  • Learning how to talk to professors
  • Identifying campus officials that can help you with specific problems 
  • Working out inevitable interpersonal challenges
  • Deriving study strategies that work to help you achieve the most learning and the best grades
Is College Survival Skills a mandatory class?

High school and college environments are significantly different. In college, your professors will expect you to be mature, independent, and dedicated to your studies. Many students report that their high GPA in high school came from memorizing the material presented. In college, your professors are going to ask you to do more than memorize; they will ask you to think! This level of thinking along with the need to be self-motivated can prove daunting for some students. This course can help you determine your learning styles and motivations in order to get you through your freshman year and on to graduation!

What evidence do you have that the course has value?

Our College Survival Skills students typically report a higher grade point average after their first year in college than students who did not take the class. In addition, CSS students appear to have a stronger tendency toward completing their degrees compared to students who did not get that helpful background that the class provides. Taking College Survival Skills is a good investment that pays great dividends in your college success.

When is College Survival Skills available?

You can view the available College Survival Skills sections by using the Student Course Search.