Academic Readiness is an eight-week course designed to acclimate students to college life during their first year of enrollment. Students explore ideas and concepts through group activities and self-discovery to understand their individual qualities and strengths, as well as to grow in areas for academic success. The course covers effective communication skills, conflict-resolution strategies, problem-solving techniques, time- and stress-management skills, and tolerance of diversity. The course likewise helps students explore educational and career goals through personal action plans. Instruction includes class discussion, assigned readings, lectures, journal entries, group activities, and online assignments.