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First Year LinC: Spring LinC

The Spring LinC (Learning in Communities) Seminar is a semester long one-credit course designed to assist both incoming and returning freshman in their transition to and their success at the University in the Spring semester by providing tools to help them succeed at Illinois State.  This course meets once a week and begins the second week of the semester.  The focus of the course includes:

  1. Successful transitions within the University, including strategies for academic success
  2. Helping students identify majors and careers
  3. Working with students to understand academic policies
  4. Assisting students to learn how to identify and use campus resources  

One on one meetings with an academic coach area available to all LinC participants.

Seminar participants will also be encouraged to be active participants in civic engagement through the American Democracy Project.

Register for Spring LinC

Spring LinC is open to any incoming first year students new to the university in the Spring or by invitations to returning second semester Freshmen who did not participate in LinC in the Fall semester. Registration for the seminar takes place online during the fall.  Please see your  University College academic advisor for more information about how to register.

First Year LinC will...

  • assist students in their transition to the university
  • provide individualized instruction in a small seminar
  • introduce students to the University and its resources
  • help students understand what it means to be civically engaged
  • help students explore potential majors and career goals
  • help students develop test taking strategies, critical thinking skills, and time management

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