First Year Seminar Graduation Requirement Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Effective Date: Fall 2019

Last Review: Fall 2018

Next Review: Fall 2025


All new entering undergraduate students are required to successfully complete a 1-credit hour First Year Seminar. Successful completion of the course is a graduation requirement. New students who have completed twenty-four or more transferable credits will be exempt from this requirement.


The First Year Seminar referenced in the policy will be a 1-credit course. Successful completion of the course is described as a ''D-" or higher. Withdrawn or failed attempts at this course will be repeated with the successful completion of the First Year Seminar course in the next semester.


A mandatory first year seminar is a widely recognized best practice that will contribute to first yearto second year retention, and improving time-to -graduation