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College Expectations Course
All new undergraduate and transfer students are required to complete College Expectations or College Expectations for Transfer Students.
- First-year students enrolling for summer or fall will take course number CSI:1300 during the fall semester. This includes international first-year students and students transferring over from the IIEP.
First-year students who are enrolling for the first time in the spring semester will take course number CSI:1300 during the spring semester.
- Transfer students enrolling for summer or fall will take course number CSI:1350 during the fall semester. This includes international transfer students.
Transfer students who are enrolling for the first time in the spring semester will take course number CSI:1350 College Expectations Transfer Students in the spring semester.
International students in the Iowa Intensive English Program are not required to complete the course until they have been admitted to a degree program.
The College Expectations course includes three online components for first-year students and two online components for transfer students. The MAP-Works component is not required for transfer students.
The components include:
- eCHECKUP TO GO, which will provide you with accurate and detailed information about your personal alcohol-related risk patterns, individual level of alcohol tolerance, unique family risk factors, harm-reduction strategies, and helpful resources on campus and in the community.
- Every Choice is designed to help you protect yourself and others from sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and dating/domestic violence. You will learn what constitutes sexual or domestic violence, how to intervene when you see it, and what to do if it happens to you or someone you know.
- MAP-Works is a comprehensive transition program that will help you plan for early success at Iowa. You will be asked to take a survey during the third week of the semester. Based on your responses, you will receive an individualized report suggesting campus resources that may help you excel both inside and outside of the classroom.
This component is not required for transfer students.