Undergraduate New Student Experience (Policy AA-62)

New Student Experience (NSE) is designed to assist students with information and skills to be successful at Clarkson College. All incoming undergraduate students who meet one of the following criteria will be required to complete NSE:

  1. Students that graduated high school within one (1) year of their start date
  2. Students that bring in less than 15 hours of transferrable credit

Students who have graduated from an accredited institution of higher education are exempt.

NSE will require the following based on the student’s program of study:

On Campus Undergraduate Programs (Nursing, Radiography, and Physical Therapist Assistant):

  • Access to Clarkson College Student Success Guide via the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Enroll in their first semester and successfully complete the on-campus General Education course, Strategies for Success

Optional:

  • On-campus New Student Orientation, Friday before semester begins

Online Undergraduate Programs (Community Health, Health Care Management, and Health Information Management):

  • Access to Clarkson College Student Success Guide via the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Enroll in their first semester and successfully complete the online General Education course, Strategies for Success.

Optional:

  • On-campus New Student Orientation, Friday before semester begins

Institutional reporting and statistical analysis of the Strategies for Success course and success of the student will be completed annually as part of the Academic Council Assessment Retreat. Programmatic reporting and statistical analysis will be completed at the completion of each semester.

The Registrar will track all undergraduate students at the end of each semester of New Student Experience. Not completing the above requirements may affect student academic program progression.

Procedure:

Registrar’s Office will track students who meet the criteria in the policy above. These students will be coded with a “stop” in Powercampus allowing advisors to view in Self-Service.

After the first semester, the stop will be removed.

Strategies for Success will be graded through self-service.

Strategies for Success will be listed on the end of term academic issues reports.