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Courses For Success (ACAD)

Invest In Your Academic Skills ⇒ Reach Your Graduation Goals

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ACADEMIC (ACAD) Courses for Student Success focus on the most important skills and resources for your academic success.

  • Courses have limited enrollment and many are supported by peer leaders.
  • Register by visiting my.BoiseState to access your Student Center and search courses by the subject Academic.

ACAD 101: ACADEMIC SUCCESS TOPICS

These special topic courses focus on the development of academic skills, life skills, attitudes, and habits necessary for college success. Selected topics may include the transition to university life for specific groups of students (such as veterans, athletes, international students, high-school students, and non-traditional students), exploration of campus resources and opportunities, time management and basic study skills, and math success strategies. Courses (but not topics) may be repeated for up to five total credits.

  • All first-year students are invited to register for: ACAD 101-4001: 2nd 7-week, online
  • International students are invited to register for ACAD 101-005: 1st 10-week, in-person.
  • Veterans and family members are invited to register for ACAD 101-003: full semester, in-person.
  • Student-Athletes may register for ACAD 101-001 or ACAD 101-004: full semester, in-person. Permission number required, contact saraswanson@boisestate.edu


ACAD 102 : ACADEMIC RECOVERY AND SUCCESS

Most students experience academic setbacks at some point. This three-credit, in-person course helps students make satisfactory academic progress in their current courses by examining the behaviors, habits, and mindset associated with academic success. Students will focus on goal setting, motivation, academic skill building, and time management skills needed to achieve their educational and personal goals.

ACAD 106: LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS AND BEYOND

This one-credit, pass/fail, online class is offered in the 1st 7-week session and focuses on increasing students’ comfort and proficiency with practical research skills and critical evaluation of information that will help them succeed at Boise State University and beyond. At the end of the course, students will know how to develop a research question, locate and evaluate information in a variety of types, and understand the basics of information ethics.


ACAD 107: PREPARING FOR ONLINE LEARNING

This one-credit, pass/fail, online class is offered in the 1st and 2nd 7-week session and is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge in the areas of computer/Internet literacy, technology management, online communications, organization, and time management necessary for success in online classes.


ACAD 108: CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING

This two-credit, online class helps students plan and prepare for the life they want after college. Students will learn how to choose a career path that balances interests, abilities, and values with realities of the job market. Explore majors, identify steps required to become employable, and build job search skills necessary to achieve goals. The course is currently offered in full-semester and 2nd 7-week formats.


Questions?

Contact the Advising and Academic Support Center
Email: academic@boisestate.edu
Call: (208) 426-4049
Location: SMASH building, first floor

Student Testimonials

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"Would recommend her to any of my friends"

"Ms. Rice was very helpful and answered all of the questions I went into the appointment ready to ask. She even answered questions I did not even know I had. She helped me feel less anxious about where I currently am at in my education as well as offered a class that I did not know BSU offered, but that I am now extremely interested in. She was very friendly and would recommend her to any of my friends needing academic advisement."

Toree Denmark