Thiel College's first-year program preps students for college life
Thiel College's immersive Excel Program introduces students to the resources available at Thiel College and to the college-level work and challenges first-year students can encounter.
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• Time management skills
• Goal setting techniques
• Effective note-taking
• Active reading/listening skills
• Test preparation strategies
• Healthy habits & relationships
Students develop a clear understanding of their learning strengths and needs as well as the many resources available as they transition to college. Part of this is getting assigned to an academic coach in the Thiel Learning Commons who will guide them and monitor their progress throughout the academic year.
Though the program is designed for first-generation students, it is encouraged for all high school graduates preparing to come to Thiel College. Students who completed the seminar course as part of the Excel Program earned more credits in the fall semester and were nearly twice as likely to remain in college than students who were invited to the program but opted out.
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Page Updated Last on: Jul 31, 2019