Autumn or Spring of Your First Year: Academic Success Course

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The Dennis Learning Center sponsors a variety of academic success courses that students can take throughout their time at Ohio State.

A 2-credit hour course, ESEPSY 2059: Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner, is associated with the SpringForward program. You can take in Autumn or Spring of your first year. The course is currently offered on Columbus, Marion, and Mansfield campuses.

    • This class supports the transition to college and is intended for new students.
    • The purpose of this course is to help you become a self-regulated learner—someone who creates effective plans, evaluates how well your strategies are working, and adapts your approach based on the results you’re getting.
    • In addition to learning skills like time management and better note-taking, you’ll also learn how to set goals, bounce back, and be resilient.
    • You will also cover the culture and expectations of higher education and how to get the most out of resources and support services.

International students are welcome but may want to consider taking ESEPSY 2060 instead. If you are not a first- or second-year student, please consider a different Dennis Learning Center course or consider 1:1 academic coaching.

Spring 2023 In-Person Sections of ESEPSY 2059

First 7-Week Session – Begins January 9!

  • Class # 13409 | TuTh 11:10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class # 13411 | TuTh 3:55 pm – 5:15 pm

Second 7-Week Session – Begins March 1!

  • Class # 13412 | TuTh 11:10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class # 13410 | TuTh 12:45 pm – 2:05 pm
  • Class # 13413 | TuTh 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm
  • Class # 13414 | TuTh 3:55 pm – 5:15 pm

If you are interested in taking ESEPSY 2059 and you are a Columbus campus student, please email .