What is Cornerstone Experience?
Cornerstone Experience is a new course to help first-year students successfully transition to college life.
What are some of the issues that I may face as a first-time college student?
Attending college for the first time can be challenging. Some students have difficulty with
How will the course help me in my transition to college?
The curriculum focused on four foundational frameworks:
Will I be required to take Cornerstone Experience?
College Requirement: Cornerstone Experience SLS 1515
Cornerstone Experience course at Florida SouthWestern State College is an integrative and interdisciplinary course designed to help first-year students acquire critical thinking and decision-making skills that promote academic success. In this course, students will learn about college resources and requirements, explore career objectives and programs of study, establish relationships with mentoring faculty, and develop a support group among peers.
All incoming degree-seeking students who have earned less than 30 credits are required to take and successfully complete SLS 1515 in the first semester. Approved exceptions will not exceed fulfilling the requirement within the first 15 credit hours. Successful completion is defined as earning a “C” or better in the course.
Why should I enroll in the course?
Completing the course will help get you get your college career off to a great start. You will:
Will I receive credit for taking this course?
Yes, Cornerstone Experience is a three-credit hour course. The credits may count toward your degree and/or graduation requirements
What will the classes be like?
Active learning strategies will include group work, practical, hands-on assignments and technology-based activities.