First-Year Seminars

UNC Charlotte offers two different kinds of first-year seminar courses specifically designed to help students make the transition to a college learning environment.

UCOL 1200 (First-Year Seminar) is a course that takes the transition experience as its primary focus. Instructors for these courses are members of the university community who have significant experience in working with new students. These courses are typically on a certain theme, so students should make sure it is on a topic that is of interest to them.

To register for UCOL 1200, students should speak with their advisor during SOAR. Advisors can help pick the right seminar to take and assist with registration. Please note that some sections of the First-Year Seminar courses are reserved for students taking the Enhanced Learning courses or for Learning Communities.

UCOL 1200 may be used to satisfy the Prospect for Success course or it may be taken as part of a Learning Community.