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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 101-001: in-person, full semester course,
    • ACAD 101-004: 2nd 8-week, hybrid (online and in-person)
    • ACAD 101-4001: 2nd 8-week, online
  • International students may register for ACAD 101-002. Permission number required, contact internationalinfo@boisestate.edu.
  • Veterans and family members are invited to register for ACAD 101-003.
  • Students enrolled in Algebra: Nervous about Math and enrolled in MATH 015, 025, 108, 143, or 144? Enroll in ACAD 101-006. Full semester, hybrid.
  • Student-Athletes may register for ACAD 101-008 (1st 8 weeks) or ACAD 101-009 (2nd 8 weeks).

ACAD 102 : ACADEMIC RECOVERY AND SUCCESS

Most students experience academic setbacks at some point. This two-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 105 : READING AND STUDY STRATEGIES

This three-credit, pass/fail lecture-workshop course addresses many of the academic and motivational challenges that university students face. In ACAD 105, students will strengthen their skills in reading, note-taking, and test preparation.

ACAD 106: LIBRARY RESEARCH

This one-credit, pass/fail, online class offered in the 1st 8-week session focuses on increasing students’ comfort and proficiency with library resources. Most classes will require strong library and research skills. This one-credit, pass/fail class has no class meetings, so students may work at their own pace to complete assignments.

ACAD 107: INTRODUCTION TO E-LEARNING

This one-credit pass/fail online class is offered over 5 weeks 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, 2nd 8-week, 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.

ACAD 197: FINANCIAL WELLNESS IN COLLEGE

This two-credit, full-semester, online course focuses on the fundamentals of college and personal finances. In this course, students will examine how their background, experiences, values, goals, and decision-making can influence their financial future and also help them establish a realistic personal finance plan while in college.


Questions?

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