Frequently Asked Questions

StudentsWhy should you enroll in a learning community?

  • You are likely to do better in all your courses.
  • Students in Learning Communities support each other in their academic endeavors. 
  • Interaction between you and other students, and you and faculty, is increased.
  • You are exposed to a variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning.
  • The class community benefits both socially and academically.
  • Connections between disciplines enhance your critical thinking.
  • Studies show students are generally more responsible for their own learning.

Do students pay more for learning communities?

  • No! In some cases, instructors are able to work from the same texts, saving you money on textbook costs.
  • Learning Communities do not charge more just because the courses are linked. You still pay the same tuition per credit hour.
  • Additional costs will arise only if there is a "fee" attached to one or another CRN.

What kinds of credit do learning community courses fulfill?

  • Credit earned for each CRN is counted as credit toward completion of a program or degree just like any other course, i.e. WR 121 students will fulfill their WR 121 requirement even though WR 121 is part of a Learning Community.
  • If you take a Learning Community, you will earn two grades, one for each CRN in the Learning Community.
  • You will earn credit in each CRN upon successful completion of the CRN.

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