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Academic Success

Academic Achievement refers to those skills that students bring to college and/or develop while in college that allows them to be successful in the classroom and beyond.  Listed below are resources available to NDSU students designed to help them succeed academically during their college experience.

UNIV 189

Starting out college undecided on a major can be stressful for new students, but it is not uncommon. In Fall 2014, 12% of the incoming students were undecided.

UNIV 189 is a course designed to ease the transition for new students at NDSU. Students learn skills and techniques used by successful college students. In addition to introducing students to campus resources and governance, topics include study techniques, time management, test taking, note taking, goal setting, wellness, stress management, and career orientation.

In addition, UNIV 189 allows students to get to know their academic advisor. Each section of the course is taught by an academic advisor in the College of University Studies. Students are assigned to the advisor who teaches their class. This helps student and advisors get to know each other over the course of the semester and helps the advising relationship.


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College of University Studies  

Phone: 701-231-7014  Fax: 701-231-8482  

Offices Location: 112 Morrill Hall  

Mailing Address: NDSU Dept 2800 

PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Site manager: Kevin Kettner

Last Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:14:50 PM