New Required Introductory Course for First-Year, Transfer Students


Beginning this fall, all JSU first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 24 earned hours will be required to take STU 101: First-Year Experience. This introductory course to JSU is a non credit hour course that will meet once per week during the fall semester. 

Students will achieve course objectives related to their overall adjustment to being a successful student at JSU. Topics to be discussed include how to:

  • declare a major and develop a relationship with an academic advisor;
  • understand components of MyJSU;
  • know and understand JSU policies;
  • participate in the summer reading program;
  • learn and become active in JSU activities for students;
  • understand and develop appropriate behavior for a college student;
  • become familiar with student services;
  • and acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prosper as a JSU student.

Incoming students will register for this course at orientation.