A course to develop skills for success

Both the Learning Specialist and a personal Counsellor teach the Introduction to University Student Success course USS 100 (Academic and Personal Skills for Success) every fall and spring semester.

This course is designed to help students develop both the study skills and the personal skills they need to be successful at the post secondary level.

For further information or questions about USS 100, call the Counselling department at 604 984 1744.

Why take a university success course?

  • Taking a university success strategies course is a great way to get your university education off to a successful start. in just one semester you will learn to increase your learning efficiency and develop attitudes and skills that will help you to reach your academic, as well as your personal and career goals.
  • Students who take university success courses tend to have higher grade point averages than their peers, are more likely to graduate from a college or university, are more likely to use resources and communicate with their instructors, and generally approach their studies with more confidence and conviction.

Who should take a university success course?

University success courses are very beneficial to a number of different types of students:

  • New students to the university, who wish to prepare themselves for the challenge of studying at the post-secondary level. Many students find that although they were successful at high school, they do not have the personal and academic skills they need to succeed at university.
  • Continuing students, who wish to improve their grade point average by improving their study skills also benefit from this course. Many students find their first semester more challenging than they expected and find themselves on academic probation. Taking a university success course helps students to improve their grades and get back on track with their studies.
  • International and advanced ESL students, studying in canada often requires students to develop new ways of studying and thinking and there is no better way of making this adjustment than taking a university success course.
  • Disabled students facing learning challenges also benefit from taking a university success course by learning how to capitalize on their learning strengths and compensate for their difficulties.
  • Mature students who are returning to continue their education, having been away from school for some time.