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About the Program

The Freshmen Scholars Learning Community (FSLC) is a year-long program designed to support CNSM students navigate their first year of college, build a community among their peers, and promote academic success.

Program Structure

The Freshmen Scholarships Learning Community program has the following components.

Core Math and Science Courses

Students will enroll in the appropriate Mathematics and Science courses in the Fall and Spring semester depending on their placement.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI is a one-unit, credit/no-credit course attached to a specific science or math course. SI Leaders (upper division science majors) attend lectures with the students and then lead two or three weekly sessions in which they facilitate a variety of hands-on learning activities to foster a deeper understanding of the course material. FSLC students have reserved SI courses specifically for their cohort.

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentors are CNSM upper classman students who provide tutoring and mentoring geared toward helping first time freshman be academically successful while helping them make a smooth transition from high school to life on campus. Each FSLC student will be assigned a Peer Mentor for academic and social support in their first year.

NSCI 190A and Success Workshops

All FSLC students will take NSCI 190A: Experience Success Program. The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and provide a support system for their success in the College. Course topics include learning strategies, note-taking skills, student support services, student research opportunities, financial literacy, and career pathways.

Why Should I Join?

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