First Year Programs

First-time-in-college students attending Collin College are encouraged to participate in the numerous district programs aimed at improving student academic success.  Participating in first year programs connect you with faculty, staff, and college resources.  Most importantly, you can meet other first time college students.  Some of these areas of programs include:

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Career Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Diversity

First-Year Student Focused Programs / Courses

Academic Coaching - The goal of this program is to help students, new to Collin College, learn how to plan, select, and enroll in courses that apply to their academic and career goals. We know that if students enroll in the right courses, they will save money and complete on time. So join the Academic Planning Coach Program today and get the guidance and support you need.

For more information regarding the Academic Coachin Program, contact Caryn Hawkins, Associate Dean, Student and Enrollment Services, CTHawkins@COLLIN.EDU. 

Learning Frameworks Course - The Learning Frameworks Course is a college credit course that examines learning based on research and the theory of learning psychology. First time college students are encouraged to take this course to enrich their understanding of how to learn, enhance study skills, and explore strengths and weaknesses as learners.  Students can develop effective personal learning strategies to increase success in other college courses.  The Learning Frameworks course is offered as a three credit version (EDUC 1300) or a one credit course (EDUC 1100).  More information about enrolling in Learning Frameworks course can be found by visiting with an Academic Advisor.



Resources for New Students