Undergraduate - Academic Support
At the W. P. Carey School of Business, your academic success is important to us. Because we know our students strive for academic excellence, the undergraduate program offers academic success programs and services. The following are a few examples of the many services and programs offered:
Academic cohorts consist of individual core classes such as brief calculus, computer applications, first-year composition and academic success, grouped in pre-set schedules known as clusters. Each cluster contains up to 19 students who will take various courses together.
As a participant in this program, you benefit by being able to build a network of peers to study and learn with. You also are guaranteed seats for popular courses within the academic cohort program.
One semester includes five to 10 hours of required business and ASU general studies courses, allowing for flexibility when registering for remaining credit hours. Your academic advisor will help you to register for a cohort when you attend ASU orientation.
What students are saying about the academic cohorts:
- "This was real helpful in making this place feel like a home. It made the campus feel smaller."
- "It was easier to form study groups because all the same kids are in the same class."
- "It helped me create a community of familiar faces."
WPC 101: The ASU Experience
WPC 101 is a required first-semester freshman seminar that will introduce you to academic success strategies, resources and services available on campus, and prepare you for a successful academic and professional career at W. P. Carey and beyond.
This one-credit course meets weekly and includes up to 19 students who are members of the same academic cohort. These students also will take various core classes together.
Freshman Scheduling Workshop
Your first year at W. P. Carey is about making choices that will start you on the road to a successful academic career as a business student. To help you prepare for your second semester, your academic advisor will work with you to help you understand your degree requirements and what it takes to stay on track toward graduation. Your advisor also will help you utilize such tools as ASU’s online Degree Audit Reporting System and eAdvisor.
This workshop is required for all first-semester freshmen in the W. P. Carey School of Business in order to register for the following semester. You will speak with an academic advisor who will help you make good decisions about your second semester schedule based on your declared academic programs, goals and needs.