College Success

"This should absolutely be a required course of all new PSU students, including transfer students. The skills you learn are beneficial to everyone and the instructor was the best I have had at PSU!" - Student in winter 2016 course (comments from course evaluation).

What is College Success?

College Success is a comprehensive course designed to enhance student success and retention. In this course, you will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. We will use guided journal writings to explore these strategies, and as a bonus, you will learn to express yourself more effectively using reflective writing techniques. The most important part about the course, however, is learning more about empowering yourself... learning more about who you are as a college student, learning who you are as a human being, and learning what it takes to keep yourself balanced and on course to success. More information about College Success is offered at the bottom of this page, College Success FAQs.

College Success courses are listed under University Studies with the "UNST" prefix/subject indicator. The class schedule is located here. 

College Success Spring 2019

College Success Flyer for spring 2019College Success TERM-LONG (3 credits)
CRN 65749 (LS1 UNST 194)
CRN 65750 (LS3 UNST 394)
10:15 - 11:20 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday through the spring term
Instructor: Liane O'Banion
Location: Parkmill, room 7


College Success LATE START (3 credits, starting April 29th)
CRN 65605 (LS1 UNST 194)
CRN 65604 (LS3 UNST 394)
Mondays, 4:40  - 7:50 p.m. First class meets on April 29th and then 5 consecutive Mondays (6 weeks)
Instructor: Shoshanna Zeisman-Pereyo
Location: UTS 209
NOTE: Signatures on a Schedule Change Form or email proof from the professor will be needed after the first week of the term. If adding this course after the 1st week of the term, please email the instructor for permission to add. Or you may bring your form for signatures to the Learning Center, 2nd floor PSU Library. If adding this course after the 3rd week of the term, please check with Financial Aid if the course will be included.


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