Updates to this policy add more flexibility for students who have demonstrated that they can be successful in a graduate program. This policy is currently in effect.
Student Success Course Policy
Columbia Southern University’s Learning Strategies for Success courses are designed to prepare students with preparatory skills considered to be essential for college success and life-long learning.
Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria may not be required to complete the Learning Strategies for Success course:
- Have post-secondary experience (not a first-time in college student – FTIC)
- Transfer credits of 12 or more hours accepted to CSU
- English Composition I or equivalent requirements met
- Admitted under a non-probationary status
Undergraduate students who are not required to complete the student success course have the opportunity to register for the course if desired. Learning Strategies for Success satisfies three semester hours of the humanities requirement in the event a student feels they require preparatory skills for success.
Graduate students who meet the following criteria may not be required to complete the Learning Strategies for Success course:
- Have successfully completed six semester hours in a graduate level program with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Both undergraduate and graduate students who are not required to complete the student success course are encouraged to access the Virtual Library to learn more about success tips. Students are encouraged to seek counsel with their academic advisor for all course selections.
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