Center for Student Success
As part of a comprehensive First-Year Experience program, it is our mission to improve the quality of students' college experiences by helping with everything from academics to personal issues, including guiding incoming students through the crucial social adjustment they will make during college life.
We provide academic advisement and guidance to all incoming students.
The Center for Student Success (CSS) provides advisement and guidance to all incoming students, including freshmen and transfer students. Working closely with the Academic Enhancement Center, the Center for Student Success strives to meet the changing needs of incoming students.
The freshman FYE program through the CSS includes:
- Freshman Orientation, where students will receive their first semester SFC schedule
- A mandatory Freshman Seminar course (SFC 1001) taught by a student's freshman academic advisor
- Academic advisement and guidance
- Various academic success workshops.
The transfer program through the CSS includes:
- "Transfer Registration Days", where newly accepted transfer students can schedule an appointment to register for classes and review their transfer credit evaluation with an academic advisor.
- Transfer Orientation Sessions for students to learn about important policies and procedures at SFC different than their previous institutions, as well as meet each other and interact with faculty and staff,
- Social gatherings just for transfers, such as a start of semester welcome breakfast, Transfer Appreciation Week, and more.
- Academic support throughout a transfer student’s first semester, including dedicated transfer academic advisors.
- Academic advising workshops to help transfer students understand the requirements of SFC, such as how to understand their remaining degree credits, transfer credits, time management, and more.
Our work has been recognized nationally, the magazine, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, featured St. Francis College in an article on how city colleges help students stay in school.
Learn more about Freshman Orientation or Transfer Orientation to start your academic journey at SFC!