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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Why should I enroll in a Learning Community?
How do I decide which Learning Community is best for me?
I am undecided about a major. Should I still think about participating in a Learning Community?
Does a Learning Community last the whole first year?
Can I take classes other than those in a Learning Community?
Do I have to live in the residence hall to be in a Learning Community?
|Why should I enroll in a Learning Community?|
|I am undecided about a major. Should I still think about participating in a Learning Community?|
Absolutely! In fact, there are some Learning Communities just for students who are undecided about a major. All of the courses included in the Learning Communities will work toward satisfying the General Education requirements for graduation. Identify the Learning Communities that best fit your current interests or topics you want to explore.
|Does a Learning Community last the whole first year?|
|The fall semester Freshman Learning Communities are designed to ensure a successful first semester at college. However, beginning in the spring of 2010, there are some second semester Learning Communities in response to student requests that the Communities continue through spring. In addition, many students in a first semester Learning Community do enroll in some of the same courses the next semester.|
|Can I take classes other than those in a Learning Community?|
|Yes. All students must be enrolled for 12 credit hours to be considered full time. A Learning Community usually includes only 6 or 7 of those hours. After selecting a Learning Community, you will be asked to select other courses you would like for the semester. Your academic advisor will register you for additional courses based on your preferences and academic background. You will have the opportunity to adjust, modify and finalize your schedule during your Summer Orientation session.|
|Do I have to live in the residence hall to be in a Learning Community?|
|No. UCM's Freshman Learning Communities are not residentially based. UCM does offer some special housing opportunities (SHIPS). For more information on SHIPS, click here.|