APSU 1000 is an interdisciplinary course that provides students with a foundation
for success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, support services, library literacy,
financial literacy, and academic planning. This course is required for all first-time
freshmen and students who enter APSU with fewer than 12 hours earned in a college/university
setting after high school graduation (dual-enrolled/Middle College, developmental
course credits, AP tests, and military credits do not count) but recommended for all
new students. Students must register and remain enrolled in APSU 1000 until a grade
of “C” is earned.
What does APSU 1000 generally cover?
Basics of Academic Success
PowerPoint presentation that addresses everything students should know regarding academic
requirements and classification.
PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following: the difference between a job
and a career and a four-year plan created by Career Services which recommends strategies
for gaining the necessary experience or skills for your career. A Career Research
paper is generally included in the core.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion voice over PowerPoint (with transcript) that demonstrates
an understanding of the relationship between diversity and inclusion and considers
perspectives of diverse groups when making decisions.
Financial Aid and Literacy
PowerPoint with transcript that gives detailed information regarding FAFSA and other
important aspects of Financial Aid, such as scholarships and potential consequences
or dangers that could come with dropping classes.
Health and Counseling Services
PowerPoint presentation that details the services offered by the Health and Counseling
Keys to Success
PowerPoint presentation that discusses the following information: how to develop habits
of success, build a community, stay up to date on campus happenings, use the resources
available to them and get involved on campus.
Video presentation (the transcript is also included) that addresses the basics of
the library to include the following: /needs to be filled in/
Video presentation (with transcript) in which plagiarism is defined and students are
reminded of what they must cite. Examples of common ways students plagiarize are given
along with the definition of plagiarism are also included in this presentation.
Section that covers the important information regarding college-level research.
Online assessment that assists students in understanding their readiness for learning
in a technology-rich environment. It helps students identify strengths and opportunities
for improvement in seven areas – life factors, individual attributes, learning styles,
reading skills, technical knowledge, technical competency and typing skills.