The Student Academic Success office (SAS) supports students in becoming active participants in their education, are engaged throughout their college experience, and are making satisfactory progress toward graduation.
With an emphasis in the first year, the office focuses on college transition and academic adjustment, academic skills, and orientation to the GSC community through a variety of resources, programs, and initiatives.
- Connection to Gainesville State College
- Critical Thinking
- Active Involvement
- Reading and Writing
- Personal Reflection
- Intercultural Perspective
- Social Learning Habits
The First Year Matters
"Growing Engaged Learners and Responsible Global Citizens"
Gainesville State College participated in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) one-year self study (2007-2008) which determined several areas of focus for programs and initiatives for new students. Recommended action items were organized into five main themes:
- College Culture and Cohesiveness
- Faculty Recruitment and Development
- Student Learning
- Student Development and Services
- Civic and Academic Engagement
The foundational principles guiding the Gainesville State College First Year Experience are diversity, academic rigor, supportive environment, responsibility, and ethical conduct.
Read more about the First Year Experience at GSC.