Freshman Seminar (GSC 101) is a dynamic 1-hour credit course designed to help freshmen with their transition to college life. You will learn about how to succeed academically as you engage in activities and discussions. Your instructor serves as your Freshman Advisor, and your class will have a Peer Educator, who is a current Georgetown upperclassman to help guide you through your first semester.
This course counts as credit toward the hours you need for graduation.
Freshman Seminar is only offered to freshman in the fall semester–so sign up for it when you register for courses (listed as GSC 101). The course meets only one day a week on Tuesday at either 9:30, 12:45 or 2:10.┬á It will fit easily into your schedule!
Still not sure? Come back to our site as we continue to update with many changes for the Fall 2013 semester.┬á Interested in taking Seminar but it’s not on your schedule?┬á Send Faith an email and she’ll be happy to help you get registered!
In the course you meet other freshmen and discuss such topics as:
- time management
- note taking and test taking
- academic success and resources offered such as Free Tutoring
All first-year students enrolled in freshman seminar will read a book to help with their adjustment to college, learning more about themselves and how to be successful during such a transitional time. ┬áThe 2013 Common Reading is StrengthsQuest. ┬áGeorgetown College is joining many other schools who have utilized this text that helps students discover their strengths and use that to their advantage during their college career.
You also have the opportunity to:
- learn about the history of Georgetown College
- participate in the Alpine Challenge course (Ropes Course)
- discover study abroad opportunities at GC
- explore Georgetown’s many majors and minors
- receive career exploration advice from the Career Center
- Contact ┬áFaith N. Cracraft, Assistant Dean & Director for Academic Success