Enhancing Students' Success
The University College plays a leadership role in ensuring each student's positive transition to university life. Virtually all undergraduate students, including transfer students, begin their academic careers in the University College. In fact, the college serves as the academic home for more than 40 percent of the undergraduate student population at the university. While in the University College, students typically complete the majority of their General Education and Writing Intensive requirements, and meet the entrance requirements to their college. The college also exemplifies the university's longstanding commitment to foster each student's individual academic success. The University College provides academic advising; tutoring and testing services; leadership development programs; basic courses in writing, mathematics, and college study strategies; and the First-Year Seminar and learning communities. The University College works hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for new students through many activities and programs, but also works to ensure that students are academically prepared to pursue a major of their choice in one of the university's six degree-granting colleges.Helping Students Adapt to University Life
One of the most important responsibilities of the University College is to work with the campus community to help students successfully adapt to university life as quickly as possible. Successful adaptation ensures that as many students as possible return to the university for their sophomore year and subsequent years of study. The college helps students adapt by providing critical services and programs that ensure students become acclimated to campus, achieve academic success, and move as quickly as possible into an appropriate major of study.
Services and Programs
The University College helps students succeed through a variety of services and programs, including:
Research shows that these programs are having a very positive impact on student success at Wright State University.
Academic Advising and Transfer Services
Academic Advising and Transfer Services (AATS) advisors help students develop
academic success strategies, become oriented to the university, and select
and schedule classes. During
advising, students are given information about appropriate academic services,
such as tutoring or Developmental Education courses, and referrals to offices
that provide specialized support for groups
as students with disabilities, Honors students, or students age 23 or
older. In addition, advisors help degree-seeking students focus on their university
General Education requirements and fulfill the
admission requirements of their intended majors. The AATS staff also teach
the First-Year Seminar and facilitate learning communities for their students.
Once admitted to a major, students are no
longer advised in the University College but are supported by college and
The office of Developmental Education offers skill-building courses in basic writing, fundamental
English, and basic mathematics. The scores obtained from the university-administered placement tests
determine appropriate placement into these courses. Also offered are study strategies for students who
need improvement before taking college-level courses. Students taking fundamental writing
courses are scheduled to spend at least one hour per week in the University Writing Center.
University Writing Center
The University Writing Center provides free writing consultation. Undergraduate and graduate
students are available to help students with every stage of the writing process and with assignments
across the curriculum. Students may also receive help using one of the center's networked computers.
The Tutoring Office strives to provide a tutor for any course offered at
the university in which a student may be experiencing difficulty. A student
can sign up for tutoring not only to pass a course but also
to improve their grade in a course. Initial application for placement with
a tutor should be made in person at the Tutoring Office.
Mathematics Learning Center
The Mathematics Learning Center, created to enhance the learning of mathematics, provides many services, including
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