The Academic Success Course is a two (2) credit course designed to improve skills necessary for success at the university level.

This two credit course, covers a variety of academic and decision making skills designed to improve academic performance. Through engaging readings, motivating activities, and guided journals you will learn to express yourself effectively by improving your writing and implementing successful strategies that lead to greater outcomes in your college career and in your life. Additionally, you will strive to meet the following course goals:

  1. Take charge of your life: personal responsibility
  2. Increase self-motivation
  3. Improve your personal self-management
  4. Increase your self-awareness
  5. Raise your self-esteem
  6. Employ Interdependence
  7. Lifelong Learning
  8. Emotional Intelligence

This course follows the textbook ‘On Course’ created by Skip Downing.

For more information contact the instructor(s) of the course in the Student Success and Advising office.



Student Success and Advising

(503) 838-8428 | or e-mail: or | Location: Advising Center