Student Learning Communities
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Learning Community?
Student Learning Communities are small groups of students with a common major or interest that take two core courses and a freshman year experience seminar together. Student Learning Community students have the opportunity to quickly make friends and develop close relationships with UT Tyler faculty and staff.
Why join a Learning Community?
Participants in the Learning Community programs can expect:
- Increased academic success
- Introduction to academic and social resources
- Participation in programs and events
- Close relationships with University faculty and staff
- A close network of peers
- A small, comfortable learning environment
- Guest speakers from the University and local community
- A more positive freshman year experience
Who is eligible to participate?
Students must be officially accepted as a freshman into UT Tyler before being considered for participation in a Student Learning Community. The Student Learning Community coordinator is responsible for final admission decisions for the SLC program.
How do I sign up for a learning community?
To register for a Student Learning Community contact the Freshmen Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718 to set up an appointment. Your academic adviser will assist you in choosing the best Student Learning Community for you.