- Academic Calendar
- Academic Departments
- Academic Support
- Assessment of Prior Learning (APL)
- Associate Degree Programs
- Certificate Programs
- College Career Pathways
- Course Descriptions
- Distance Learning
- Faculty Handbook
- Faculty Handbook - Appendix
- First Year Experience
- General Academic Information
- Scheduling Office
First Year Experience
New, first-time college students admitted to Liberal arts and Sciences or General studies programs are required to take the first Year Experience course (IDS K105) in the first or second semester of their college program or before attaining 12 credits. Students in other degree programs are encouraged to enroll. This three-credit course is designed to help new students meet the expectations of college life.
Transfer students who have more than 12 credits from another institution and a GPA of 2.7 or greater are waived from the course by an advisor prior to registration. Students who feel they should be waived from the course for other reasons should inquire about the waiver process from an advisor or from the Coordinator of the First Year Experience Program.
The intent of the course is to acquaint students with higher education and to provide specific skills which will maximize students’ opportunity for academic success. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary learning strategies, life management skills, active participation in the college community, and critical thinking skills so necessary for any college student. This course is highly recommended for all other first year students as well, regardless of degree program.
For additional information regarding the First Year Experience, e-mail or call David Ferreira at (860) 383-5229.
Three Rivers Community College | 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360
Main Phone: (860) 886-0177 | Contact the Webmaster