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.
By Tony L•
Aug 16, 2016
I'm already graduated from undergraduate, but I'm applying graduate degree in UW.
It is a double-degree program with THU, I'm eager to study in UW - it is my dream school.
Thank you for giving us this wonderful class
By Mandy S•
Oct 07, 2016
This was a fantastic overview of how college works. I highly recommend this course to high school seniors and their parents to better understand the basics of what going to college is all about and the variety of experiences one can have in such a uniquer setting.
By Diekett A A•
Jul 11, 2018
I really appreciate to learn how to be successful in college with this course.
By Hekma A•
May 17, 2019
I took this course and I'm in my last year in college because I never had a chance to learn about college life up until now, I started on 23 August last year and I didn't have a chance to finish it up until this month
so thank you for giving me a chance to learn again, its never too late to take this course
By Sumika M•
Jun 20, 2019
It was well-organized to get ready for college life.
By Jionghao L•
Jun 10, 2016
You can find your object in this course, but this course is too platitude to make me feel boring...
Jul 06, 2018
It doesn’t cover community college. Only big universities.
May 25, 2019
Very helpful for new students
Feb 08, 2016
I've been to college, so I'm not the target audience for this course, but I was curious to see what would be covered and to learn more about colleges today. I felt the course covered mostly simplistic, obvious stuff and left out a lot that many students wonder about.
One topic that was covered was the different activities of professors. I wished I'd known more about this when I started college. Of course I knew they did research, but I thought they were primarily there to teach. This is true at some colleges, but at others, the amount and quality of research can determine whether a professor gets to continue working there and reach tenure. So teaching may not be the first priority for some professors. Students may find that chunks of courses are devoted to a professor's research interests, which could enrich or derail the course. This could have been covered in more depth.
Other things that could have been covered: why some courses are so large and the function of recitation sections and graduate teaching fellows for those and smaller courses; what a seminar is; the existence of course reviews that can help with selecting classes and professors; how to deal with not getting into a course you really need to take (wait lists, professorial overrides, etc.); when pre-requisite courses are really necessary and when they're just recommended; dropping courses; GRADES (how the college grading system works, what happens when you fail a course, academic probation, earning honors); campus codes of conduct (greater freedom as with class attendance; smoking and drinking rules, harassment policies) and disciplinary actions (disciplinary probation, expulsion); good campus activities for shy students.
By MUHAMMAD Z A F•
Aug 23, 2019
helpful for new students, not more :)
By Sebastian R•
Feb 21, 2019
I was forced to do this.