FAQs

Q. How do I register for a first year learning community?

A. There are three ways to register for FLCs. In mid-April the FLC online selection process will open in the BANNER registration system. You can also contact the FLC Coordinator for assistance. If you have not registered for an FLC prior to orientation, you can register for the day of orientation. It is important to remember that FLCs are first-come, first-served.

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Q. What happens if I receive Advanced Placement credit for a course that I have registered for through a learning community?

A. We advise that you do not register for a learning community that includes a course you may possibly receive credit for through Advance Placement or another form of examination.

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Q. What happens if I miss my orientation date and I have already registered for a learning community?

A. We know that circumstances can prevent students from attending the orientation for which they have originally registered. You should contact the Office of Orientation and Leadership programs to re-schedule your orientation prior to the date. This will enable you to remain in your selected learning community. Students who do not show up to orientation will be removed from the learning community.

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Q. Does joining a learning community mean I will be accepted into a program of study that has limited enrollment and specific academic requirements?

A. No. By registering for a learning community will take courses that apply towards that major and you will also be in classes with other students with the same major. You will have to go through the appropriate application process and be accepted into the program of study based on the specified admissions requirements for those programs.

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Q. Do you have to have a declared major to participate in a learning community?

A. No. VSU offers the First Year Experience learning communities designed specifically for students who are undecided.

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Q. Do I have to choose a learning community?

A. While we encourage students to participate in learning communities, they are not required.

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Q. Do I have to live on campus to participate in a learning community?

A. No. Some learning communities have a residential component, our FLCs are also for commuter students.

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Q. How do I register for the rest of my classes?

A. During the registration time at New Student Orientation you will complete your schedule adding classes around your FLC schedule.

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Q. What if I only want to take only one or two of the courses offered in the learning community?

A. Learning communities are a package deal. You cannot drop one course without dropping all of the courses associated with that learning community.

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Q. Do you have learning communities for transfer students?

A. Not at this time.

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