Student Success Narrative: I am so thankful for my SLS 1501 course. Coming into college, I was confident I knew all there was to be successful. I did everything right in high school and was well on my way in my major. I did not realize how difficult college would be. SLS 1501 taught me how to correctly read my textbooks and study for exams. My first semester was tough, but I made it through and now I am more confident moving forward. I understand now how valuable SLS 1501 is.
**Section 61 (Rosen) is no longer being offered for Fall 2020**
Three Prong Approach to Promote Student Success
Each SLS 1501 section is assigned a highly-competitive UCF Knight that demonstrates outstanding scholarship, leadership, and community involvement. The Peer Mentor provides an extraordinary amount of mentorship including dedicated outreach support as well as connection to academic and high-impact opportunities for SLS 1501 students.
“I graduated top in my high school class and figured college would be a breeze. I was so wrong! I had no idea how to write a college level paper. SLS introduced me to the APA writing style and the UCF Writing Center.”
“In high school I aced every exam. I honestly did not have to study. My first exam at UCF was an eye opener. Not only did I fail it broke my confidence. SLS helped me implement a better study routine, test taking strategies, and introduced me to the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC).”
“UCF has over 500 organizations and clubs. I knew I wanted to be involved on campus but had no idea the real time commitment. SLS helped me prioritize my time management skills so school was main goal but I could still be involved and make friends.”
“My Peer Mentor became much more than a mentor, she really became a friend. I have a hard time meeting people and it seemed everyone else got friends quickly. My mentor would invite me to events on campus so I would not go alone. Now I have started an organization on campus to help other freshman gain friends.”
SLS 1501 is a 3-hour elective letter grade course. Every major allows room for elective hours. Enrollment in SLS 1501 counts towards your graduation hour requirement. Your academic advisor is the best resource to ask questions regarding excess hours.
SLS 1501 is designed to assist in your academic success and the rewards are simple: a highly competitive GPA results in students eligibility for participation in Undergraduate Research Programs, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, and many other opportunities that have highly selective applications. Your SLS 1501 Instructor will be a dedicated UCF Professional Staff Member or Faculty Member who want you to succeed here at UCF. Each section also has an assigned Peer Mentor that serves as exceptional guidance and assistance.