Catalogue 2020 - 2021

First Year Seminar

First year seminars orient students to the scholarly community and assist them in their transition to the academic demands of college. Each College will develop courses to meet its needs.

Exemptions to this requirement may be based on the following circumstances:

  • Transfer credit of 27 or more semester hours from a two or four-year college derived from a full time course of study. Exemption may be further considered on an individual case basis, provided that a minimum of 21 credit hours are transferred through full-time study.
  • Transfer credits cannot be from CLEP, AP, IB, or high school to college sources.
  • Non-traditional adult learners are exempt from the requirement and the equivalent credit.

In all cases of exemption, substitute credit must be applied, i.e. credits toward the degree are not exempt, simply the course.