ACC is considering a new rule that would require all students attending college for the first time to enroll in a 15-hour seminar on college survival skills beginning spring 2015.
Students would not earn credit for the seminar and would not receive a grade; however, students would have to achieve proficiency in seminar activities, and completion would be recorded on their transcript. Dual-credit high school students would be exempt from the requirement.
Those who do not complete the seminar in their first semester would have a hold placed on their record that would prevent them from registering for future classes until they met with a counselor.
The seminar would cover topics such as aligning academic goals with career plans, using college resources, effective study and test-taking strategies, and communication and collaboration skills. It would be offered on multiple campuses at varying times and days of the week. The college is proposing a $60 student fee for the seminar to cover expenses.
Pilot seminars planned
If approved, the college will conduct a small pilot of the seminar this summer, and additional pilots in the fall. Students would be able to participate in a pilot and fulfill the requirement at no charge.
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