First Year Experience Courses
All incoming freshmen must select a freshmen experience for the fall semester:
First Year Experience Course: Students at IUPUI take a first year experience course to ease the transition into college. Within the School of Science they might take our “Windows on Science” first year experience course during their first semester.
Or they might opt for the next level of commitment and reward and do the Summer Bridge version of the windows course or join a Themed Learning Community:
Summer Bridge: This option entails beginning the Windows course two weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester. In those two weeks, students begin to cover some of the typical Windows course content, but students also receive intensive refreshers on Math, primers on college-level reading and writing. Learn more.
Themed Learning Communities: The third option, which provides the most support to incoming students, is to enroll in a Themed Learning Community. Typically, a TLC involves the same students enrolling in first year experience course plus an intro-level course in the major plus a related general education course from another discipline. The instructional team in a TLC works to weave the chosen theme through the assignments and topics covered in all three courses. Learn more.