FYI programs seek to educate first year students about available campus support services and help students understand expectations associated with being a member of the Aquinas College student body.
FYI provides support, resources, and programs for freshman and transfer students as they build the foundation of their Aquinas College experience.
Student Learning Services produces a summer FYI newsletter for incoming students which highlights academic services and study strategies. Look for the newsletter in June, July, and August.
The new student advisement and registration process begins after you have been admitted and paid the enrollment deposit. After receipt of the deposit, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will contact you to discuss scheduling and registration for the upcoming semester. Following advisement, you will be permitted to register online.
New Student Orientation is designed to help uncover the answers to the questions you may have, and to provide you with information about campus resources, programs, and services. By the time you leave New Student Orientation, you’ll be on your way to becoming a successful Aquinas student.
All incoming students are encouraged to participate in the FYI Workshops offered during the initial weeks of each semester. In these workshops, you will receive important information that will help you find your way in college. Workshops address topics such as study skills, procrastination, learning styles, test taking tips, punctuation, choosing a major, and other topics of interest. Workshops may be presented by Student Learning Services, the Write Reason Center, Career Services, or the Library.
Academic coaching is a service for students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills, such as time management, organization and study skills. Academic Coaches seek to help students achieve their academic goals along with self-advocacy and independent, life-long learning. They are here to coach students through the obstacles that arise at any point in an academic career and help students create positive, effective habits that lead to academic and professional success.
This course provides an introduction to the nature of higher education and serves as an orientation to the function, mission, identity and resources of Aquinas College with particular focus on the Dominican tradition, the importance of a liberal education and identifying and realizing a vocation. Required for all first-time freshmen and all students entering Aquinas College on Academic Probation