College 101 is a course designed especially to help you become a successful college student. You will be introduced to college resources, learn to develop your education plan, and revisit and/or learn new study skills, just to name a few course topics. You may even make a new friend or two along the way.

The research on student outcomes shows that students who completed College 101:

  • Performed better during their first semester than their peers who do not enroll in the course or who enrolled, but did not successfully complete the course.
  • Earned higher first semester grade point averages than those who did not successfully complete the course.
  • Earned higher cumulative grade point averages at the end of their first year than those who did not successfully complete the course.
  • Completed a higher percentage of their first semester credit hours.
  • Were more likely to continue their enrollment to the second semester and second year.

Course Description

College: Changes, Challenges, Choices (COL-101), provides an opportunity to assess your purpose for college and your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity. This one-credit-hour course is a requirement for all entering degree-seeking students. All degree-seeking students are required to enroll in and successfully complete COL-101 unless they have:

  • Previously earned at least 30 semester hours of college credit. Credit must be documented on a college transcript, or
  • Successfully completed Moraine Valley course COL-101 or HDV-101, or
  • Successfully completed a course equivalent to COL-101 at another college. Course must be documented and have earned credit reflected on college transcript.