Success Learning Program
We offer two Success Learning programs for students who are in their first year at Lynchburg College: the Success Learning Community and College Success Strategies (GS 104).
If you have additional questions about these programs, please contact our Director of Learning Resources, Jessica Guggenheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Year Success Learning Community
The Success Learning Community is designed for first-year students whose high school cumulative QPA is below 2.9.
Data indicate that the grades earned in high school are the best predictors of academic success in college. The First-Year Success Learning Community helps students learn how to become academically successful at Lynchburg College.
On average, 150 students participate in this program each year.
The Success Learning Community consists of two linked classes taught by your freshmen Academic Advisor and Connection Leader:
- GS 100, "Freshman Seminar," is led by a Connection Leader. The class focuses on adjustment issues that most first-year students experience during the transition from high school to college. Whether taken as part of the First-Year Success Learning Community or alone, all first-year students enroll in GS 100.
- GS 104, "College Success Strategies," explores factors that contribute to college success. When taken as part of the First-Year Success Learning Community, the class is taught by your freshman Academic Advisor in the fall semester.
College Success Strategies (GS 104)
Taken by itself, GS 104 is offered after the first semester and is open to all students. The course is taught by a member of the Academic and Career Services Team and explores factors that contribute to student learning and college success.
The course is designed to reinforce basic study habits like time management, note-taking, active reading, and test preparation. Basic academic regulations and campus learning resources are covered as well.
Within GS 104 are individual meetings with the instructor/advisor which allow for one-on-one discussions regarding your transition to LC. You'll have the opportunity to express concerns about classes and/or other issues related to your academic progress.