UCOL 3001 introduces transfer students to the academic requirements, policies, and resources at the University of Oklahoma. Students will learn about academic advising, transfer credit, degree programs, campus resources, student life, and methods for achieving academic success at a four-year research institution. UCOL 3001 is a 1-hour, 8-week course that is letter graded.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Gain familiarity with, and be able to identify, resources that OU makes available to transfer students.
- Visit with Oklahoma Associate of Transfer Students (O.A.T.S.) adviser and current members.
- Identify, through experience, the demands and expectations of OU professors.
- Explore OU’s expansive library system (Bizzell and on-line services) and how to effectively navigate.
- Define obstacles that stand in the way of successful academic progress.
- Learn about plagiarism and OU’s Office of Academic Integrity.
- Familiarize yourself with academic advisers, the advising process and specific resources.
- Gain understanding about the roles of research university professors and how to effectively communicate one-on-one.
- Learn about OU’s wellness resources (i.e. Goddard Health Center, Huston Huffman Center).
- Develop a current resume and sign up for a Career Services account.
- Create a budget, recognize the advantages and disadvantages of working while in school, and understand the benefits and pitfalls of financial aid.
- Reflect, define and present about your overall transfer experience.