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About the Course

College can be confusing and intimidating, but U101 can help. If you were just admitted to college and are nervous about what the next step in life might look like, this course is for you. If you are the parent of a newly admitted college student and curious about what college life is like, this course is also for you. While your specific college will, no doubt, provide additional orientation material, we wanted to give some basic information about what life might be like at a large American University. You might be years away from college or enrolled right now; either way, U101 has some excellent advice from college students, professors, administrators, and staff. At the conclusion of the course, learners should: 1. Understand the basics of how colleges and universities operate. 2. Identify and describe what faculty are looking for in college-level academic work. 3. List some effective study strategies. 4. Identify some strategies for exploring and selecting a major. 5. Identify the various types of grants and scholarships available and describe the steps involved in applying to these. 6. Discuss the college life, with special attention to the benefits/limitations of living on or off campus. 7. Identify some strategies for getting the most out of campus life activities (investigating student clubs, fraternities, sororities, etc.). The course is divided into 4 weeks/8 lessons, which provide an overview of the different aspects of college life. If you were just watching the videos and looking at some of the links, the whole course would take about 4-5 hours. Week 1 Lesson 1. Welcome to U101! Lesson 2. Understanding the Nature of College Week 2 Lesson 3. Succeeding as a Student Lesson 4. Building Your Major Week 3 Lesson 5. Financing Your Education Lesson 6. Living On and Off Campus Week 4 Lesson 7. Getting Involved in Campus Life Lesson 8. Conclusion Please join us for a short exploration of modern American Colleges. Hopefully, this course can help demystify your upcoming college experience....

Top reviews


Jan 06, 2018

The information provided throughout each video was very helpful. Navigating college can feel overwhelming, but there were a lot of useful tips on how to feel more confident while succeeding in school.


Mar 30, 2017

Amazing course. It helps you understand college life and how college works. And gives you tips on how to get the most out of college. Definitely recommend it, specially for international students.

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By Sahabi S

Oct 06, 2020

Really impressive lectures. Thanks so much

By jade g

Feb 19, 2016

very helpful even after attending college

By Maisha M N

Jun 18, 2020

Good information regarding college life.

By Dharmendra S

Jun 02, 2020

Thank you so much sir and mam

By Mithun K

Jun 16, 2020

Awesome college life

By K.yukeshwaran

May 23, 2020

Excellent coaching 👍

By Turukina M N

May 09, 2020

It was very usefull!

By Nikita G

Jul 23, 2020

Amazing experience

By Sk K B

May 10, 2020

Very good course

By Eman M A E

Apr 17, 2020

Fantastic course

By Davinder K

Aug 01, 2020

Good courses

By Rithvik.R

May 28, 2020

Great course

By Sowndharya.S.S

May 22, 2020

Learnt a lot

By Naman S

Aug 11, 2020

Good course

By xavier a m

Oct 12, 2018

super great

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Apr 20, 2020


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Sep 08, 2020

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By Yashasvi j

May 23, 2020

good one

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