The College Transition program is designed to help first-year students make a smooth transition to college

level academics.  Enrolling in a College Transition Option is an opportunity for students to take three courses together with about 20 other first-year students.  The three courses include:

  • CSI:1100 College Transition Seminar – 1 sh
  • CSI:1150 College Transition Workshop – 1 sh
  • A General Education course – 3 or 4 sh

The Seminar is taught by a university staff member and the topics include study skills, time management, test preparation, goal setting and using university resources. 

CT Workshops enroll 10 students and provide a structured learning experience led by a successful undergraduate UI student who will help the students enrolled take the academic skills they are learning in CT Seminar and apply them to their shared General Education course.  Students in CT Workshop refine their lecture notes, discuss readings, and create study materials. 

Comments from students who enrolled in the College Transition in Fall 2020:

"This course helped me get transitioned from high school academics to college academics. We learned many useful tools from motivation, time management, and different ways to study. These tools along with many others will benefit me immensely as I continue college."

"The topics we discussed were very helpful and they provided good tips and strategies to maximize learning in all of my other courses."

"I really enjoyed attending this class! It helped me get organized with my everyday with my schedule and find good study tools for exams."

"I enjoyed the class a lot and I thought that it was extremely helpful in preparing me for my college experience."

"I enjoyed being able to meet other first year students to realize that I am not alone in my first year journey. I liked learning different ways to study and take notes."

"The book that we read was very easy to read and understand and it had great tips."

"I enjoyed the course because it gave me a lot of resources and tips to help me succeed in college that I might not have found on my own."