SE 101 & SE 102

SE 101: Freshman Academic SuccessSE 101_Class

SE 101 Freshman Success is a course every first-year student takes their first semester.
It is designed to ensure first-year student success by providing you, the students,
with tools needed to manage your emotional, social, and academic transition to the
university. In SE 101 you will learn to cultivate effective and adaptable behaviors,
to develop successful academic strategies, and to connect with a professional academic
advisor to explore career options and academic plans. 

To better connect with other students in your academic field, SE 101 courses are divided
into eight academic focus areas. This gives you the opportunity to meet other students
in your academic focus area and learn more about how to succeed in that chosen field.
In addition, your SE 101 instructor also serves as your academic advisor for your
entire first-year of college or until your reach 30 credit hours, whichever comes


Your SE 101 Instructor/Academic Advisor will help you:

  • Develop behaviors needed to navigate in college including time management and prioritizing

  • Identify obstacles that may interfere with your academic success

  • Connect you with university resources

  • Find your learning style and preferred learning environment

  • Learn effective strategies for studying, note-taking and test-taking

  • Manage your academic status by tracking grades, GPA, and degree progression

  • Make decisions that affect your academic standing

  • Choose a major and create a four-year academic plan


Here’s what students have said about SE 101:

“SE 101 really helped me learn how to become a better student. The instructor helped
everyone know how to prepare for Southeastern as a freshmen student.” 

“This course really helped me feel welcomed to Southeastern. I now feel comfortable
and confident enough to be successful in my major.”

“My SE 101 class was very helpful. Without it, I don’t think I would have learned
all of these strategies or made it through this semester.”



SE 102: Freshman Academic Seminar

SE 102 provides student-focused academic coaching by engaging and encouraging students
in the First-Year Forward Experience to identify the personal and academic strategies
necessary to succeed as college students. Students will be provided with year-long
(two semester) support in areas such as time management, test preparation, note-taking,
and learning strategies. 

In SE 102, students will examine personal and academic concerns, perceived barriers
to success, strengths, and needs, and will devise a personalized plan of action for
succeeding academically to earn a Southeastern degree. 


Your SE 102 Instructor/Academic Advisor will:

  • Help you identify what you want to achieve

  • Encourage you to look within to learn more about yourself

  • Support you as you work to generate solutions and strategies to problems

  • Promote the development of resilience, determination, and grit

  • Assist you in developing the skills needed to achieve success under adverse conditions

  • Help you understand that you can be successful in spite of unexpected obstacles that
    appear insurmountable

  • Identify resources to enhance both academic success and personal development