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PASS 0900

Course Description

PASS 0900 is a non-credit, pass/fail course designed as an academic-strengthening program to provide students with academic and personal support for college success.  Enrollment in the PASS 0900 course is mandatory for students placed on academic probation during their freshman year and for students successfully appealing an academic suspension.  Class meetings will include discussions, activities, and assignments related to motivation, attitude, study aids, concentration, information processing, study strategies, time management, stress management, text anxiety, learning styles, career planning, academic coaching, and other student-success techniques.  Students who do not complete the PASS course will be required to enroll in the course the next semester if they are still on academic probation.  Students placed on academic suspension while enrolled in PASS 0900 cannot appeal the suspension if they fail the course. 

  • SHOW UP: Attend ALL class meetings in its entirety. Excused absences are at the discretion of the instructor.
  • DO THE WORKPrepare and complete at my best level all assignments and hand them in on-time. Late assignments will not be accepted.
  • ACTIVELY PARTICIPATEStay focused and be involved in every class session, offering well thought out comments, questions, and answers when appropriate.
  • FUTURE IMPLICATIONSIf you are unable to complete the requirements of the course and fail to earn a passing grade, you will be required to register for the PASS course again the next semester, unless you are in good standing. If you do not earn a passing grade and are suspended at the end of the term, you will not be allowed to appeal the suspension.

As a result of your full participation in this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that may be affecting your academic performance.

  • Analyze personal circumstances contributing to your academic difficulties.

  • Identify individual learning styles and abilities.

  • Develop and articulate academic plan for success.

  • Analyze individual strengths and weaknesses in the areas of: Study Skills, Personal Responsibility, Self-Motivation, Self-Management, Employing Interdependence, and Self-Awareness.

  • Identify academic resources and support services important for academic success.

  • Arrive to class on time. If you are late for class or leave early you may be considered absent.

  • Respect and abide by the Code of Student Conduct available in the APSU Undergraduate Bulletin.

  • Turn off all cell phones and remove headphones or ear buds prior to the start of class.

  • Actively participate in classroom activities and discussions.

  • Regularly monitor your APSU email account and D2L.

  • Due dates are clearly specified in your course schedule and in D2L.