First Year Experience

First-year students may have difficulty making the transition to college-level work and college-level expectations. As part of the Common Experience (general education coursework), in the curriculum, Culver-Stockton has designed a first-year experience to help students master the transition.

FYE Courses

When freshmen and some transfer students (less than 24 college credits) register for the first semester at C-SC, they choose from First-Year Experience course topics, as a regular college-level course (3 credit hours). Many of the topics are related to themes from a common reading assignment that students are required to complete over the summer. Every FYE course includes an intensive writing component.

Fast Facts

- Better understand the commitment and work ethic necessary for collegiate success
- Become familiar with C-SC services, electronic resources and student involvement opportunities
- Build the skills for academic success – studying, note taking and test taking
- Strengthen fundamental life skills – critical thinking, stress and time management and self-discipline
- Gain appreciation for C-SC as a comprehensive college while exploring its policies, procedures and academic expectations
- Clarify personal career goals/possibilities and what is required to achieve them
- Develop confidence and the willingness to explore ideas in writing
- Articulate ideas in writing accurately, efficiently and effectively through journaling and class assignments
- Use writing to think, learn and communicate
-Become acquainted with Canton and the C-SC community.