LSUA's Office of First Year Experience seeks to promote self-efficacy and lifelong learning by empowering first-year students with transformational strategies, practical resources, and engaging workshops that foster critical thinking and metacognitive development in order to advance student success in academics and campus involvement.
The Office of FYE serves as the academic home to The LSUA Experience, the university's first-year experience program and courses - LSUA 1001: Seminar for Academic Success, LSUA 3001/4001: Academic Leadership I/II. The office also houses New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Orientation, Student Ambassador Program, and innovative FYE programming.
Designed exclusively for freshmen with less than 30 credit hours, LSUA 1001: Seminar for Academic Success is a graded course that helps new students connect to their campus and community through activities, community service, and engaging lectures that help you become a successful college student. On average, students that complete this course have higher GPAs, are more successful in subsequent courses, and find that it eases the transition from high school to university life. Here’s what our students have had to say about LSUA 1001:
“This was one of the best classes I took! To any future freshman…take this class”
"Overall, I truly enjoyed this course and my first semester in college. I don’t think my experience would have been as rewarding or enjoyable without the friendships and relationships I gained from LSUA 1001.”
"This course not only helped me become a better student all around, but I became a better version of myself. My first semester of college is something that I was so nervous about but I soon learned that if I just do what needs to be done and use what I was taught in class, I’ll be alright.”
"At first, this class seemed like a waste of time, but as time went on, I learned so much! I would definitely tell any future freshman to take this class seriously because they will get a lot of useful information from it. This class definitely helped me become more prepared for the upcoming semesters.”
Course Code: LSUA 1001
Course Type: Elective
Credit Hours: 3
Interested in being a Peer Mentor for an LSUA 1001 section. Click here to learn about LSUA 3001: Academic Leadership.