This course is a graduation requirement for all degree or certificate-seeking students, and it should be completed during a student's first semester enrolled at GADSDEN STATE. The course emphasizes personal responsibility through the exploration of GADSDEN STATE regulations, campus facilities, and student services. It is also designed to help students develop effective study skills, critical thinking, and career goals. Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to successfully manage learning experiences to meet educational and career goals. This course aids new students in their transition to the institution; exposes new students to the broad educational opportunities of the institution; and integrates new students into the life of the institution.