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College Success (UNST 194/394)

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. 

The winter 2015 College Success courses will be listed under University Studies with the "UNST" prefix/subject indicator.  The winter 2015 class schedule is available now.

College Success winter 2015

College Success (Monday/Wednesday Course)
CRN 44820 (MW1  UNST 194)
CRN 44821 (MW3  UNST 394)
Monday & Wednesday, 12:45 - 1:50 p.m.
Instructor:  Daniel Miller
Location:  Cramer Hall 401


Offerings for Special Populations for winter 2015:

College Success for Returning Women: (3 credits) The College Success course for Returning Women is designed for non-traditional female identified students who are returning to college after an absence including women of color, veterans, student parents, first-generation students, and displaced homemakers. This course will teach practical success tools for college, career development, and personal empowerment. This class has been instrumental in helping women from diverse life experiences navigate Portland State University and achieve their personal and professional goals.  For further information contact Virginia Martin, or the Women's Resource Center website:

CRN: 45331 (RW2, UNST 194)
CRN: 45332 (RW4, UNST 394)
Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Instructor:  Virginia Martin
Class location:   MONT 020 (WRC)


College Success: LGBTQIA: (3 credits) The College Success course for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally (LGBTQIA) students is designed for students who identify within queer and trans communities or as allies to these communities. This course will teach practical success tools for college, career development, and personal empowerment. This class is designed to support queer, trans, and ally students in fully accessing and successfully navigating Portland State University and the undergraduate experience. For further information, contact Craig Leets at

CRN: 45365 (QC2, UNST 194)
CRN: 45366 (QC4, UNST 394)
Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Craig S Leets
Class location:   UTS 306