College Transition and 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.

SpringForward works close with the Dennis Learning Center and partners at regional campuses to offer a 2-credit hour course, ESEPSY 2059: Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner. The course is available at Columbus, Lima, Marion, Mansfield, and Newark campuses in autumn and/or spring semester. This class supports the transition to college and is intended for first-year, transfer, and campus change 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.

Autumn 2023 Sections of ESEPSY 2059 at Columbus

Second 7-Week Session – Begins October 16!

  • Class # 14567 | TuTh 11:10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class # 14837 | TuTh 12:45 pm – 2:05 pm

If you are interested in taking ESEPSY 2059 and you are a Columbus campus student, please email or your major advisor. If you are a regional campus student, please reach out to your major advisor.