First Year Programs
If you are a first-time freshman, there are unique programs designed to help you make a successful transition to college life. The goals of these programs are to help you develop strategies and an attitude to achieve academic success, familiarize you with available resources (both campus and community) and how to use them, and to assist you in developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, and other students.
The following is a list of first year programs that are available to you:
The First Year Experience. The First Year Experience (FYE) program is available to first-time freshman who have been admitted to the university in good standing.
College Transitions Program. This program is designed to transition students who show strong potential for success but don't meet Northern's academic requirements into the academic environment of the university. Students in the College Transitions program will automatically be placed in a block of classes to facilitate the transition process and must meet regularly with an adviser.
Freshman probation. Students admitted to the university as freshman probation students will automatically be placed in a block of classes designed to provide the structure that students need to be successful in college. Students will also meet frequently with their advisers.