The Uncommon Core

Academic and College Success

Your first semester of college is a unique opportunity for personal growth and discovery. In ACS 101, you will develop a vision of success in college and beyond by exploring identity, approaches to learning, and what motivates you.

ACS 101 is all about helping you maximize your college experience. Discover the value in community involvement and diverse global perspectives. Develop your capacity for growth. Acquire skills to successfully navigate this important transition time.

ACS 101 Topics

Growth mindset
Goal setting
Stress management
Amelia Paas '20 is an ACS mentor fall 2017

Amelia Paas '20

"When I say ACS was the foundation of my freshman year, I really mean it. It is a direct reflection of everything Nazareth College stands for. Not only did I gain information about all of the incredible resources on campus, and the tools to have an amazing and successful first year, I also met some of my best friends. At class every Tuesday evening, I knew I was walking into a safe space full of students who shared the same first-year struggles as I did. We were there to help one another, build each other up, and share in each other's interests as well! I strongly believe that ACS played an integral role in my transition from high school to college, and I could not imagine my first year without it!"