The First Year Experience course is to assist new students in making a satisfactory adjustment to the collegiate environment. Topics include, but are not limited to, the history of AAMU, academic policies and procedures, study skills, test-taking strategies, time management, coping with stress, career preparedness, student life, financial aid, money management, and Service Learning. Entering freshmen and new transfer students who enter AAMU with fewer than 30 semester credit hours are required to register for these courses. The orientation sections 101 and 102 are mandatory for graduation. Students who are 27 years of age or older, may opt to enroll in ORI 101 & 102 as independent study courses
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the University’s resources and services available to them and explore opportunities for connecting with the AAMU community.
2. Develop strategies that strengthen responsible academic and social behavioral skills such as critical thinking, writing, oral communication, and test taking.
3. Build collaborative learning skills and form a strong peer network by participating in group discussions, presentations, and activities designed to foster greater self-confidence, academic success, and appreciation of diversity, civility and retention.