College Success Course
The College Success Course is a one-credit interdisciplinary
course open to all students.
The first class covers strategies for success and critical
thinking. Students in this class get to know campus resources, and
explore personal learning styles and goals. Topics include time
management techniques, test-taking strategies, money management,
memorization strategies, health and wellness issues, note-taking methods
and other essential strategies to facilitate success. Students will
also develop analytical skills and learn to think at a higher level
about textbooks, lectures, contemporary issues, and the media.
In the other class, "Exploring Majors and Careers," students
examine interests, skills, values, and goals and explore major and
career options. They will learn how to use this information to begin to
chart a personal career path.
The College Success Course is cross-listed in the course
schedule under the College of Arts and Sciences (department of
interdisciplinary studies), the School of Nursing and Health Professions, and the School of Management; the course numbers 50, 52 and 53 are the same in
each school or college. If you have questions about the College Success
course, please contact First Year Student Services at (415) 422-6841.
Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services strives to promote a fully
integrated University experience for students with disabilities by
ensuring that students have equal access to all areas of University
life. Student Disability Services provides academic accommodations.
Common examples of reasonable accommodations may include but
are not limited to provision of materials in alternative format, exam
accommodations, note-taking services, reader services, sign-language
interpreting and real-time captioning as supported by documentation of
Contacts with Student Disability Services are private and
confidential. Disability-related information will not be released
without written consent of the student except on a need-to-know basis.
For more information about Student Disability Services and other
services available to students with disabilities, please contact:
Student Disability Services, Gleeson Lower Level Room 20,
(415) 422-2613, (415) 422-5834 (v/tdd), (415) 422-5906 (fax)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by
The Learning and Writing Center
The Learning Center provides individual and group tutoring
for USF students free of charge during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Limited services are available during Intersession and Summer session.
Learning Center staff members help students solve academic challenges,
assist students interested in forming study groups, and facilitate
workshops in study skills, time management, and other topics.
The Writing Center is staffed by faculty members who work
with students to help them improve their writing skills. Writing Center
staff members provide feedback on students' writing and can tailor a
program of instruction to meet individual needs. The Learning and
Writing Center is located in Cowell 227. The Learning Center phone
number is (415) 422-6713. The Writing Center phone number is (415)