The College Transition Course is designed to help new Iowa students become familiar with the university and hone skills they'll need to succeed in college.

There are special sections for first-year, transfer, and international students, and you can talk to your adviser about adding this to your class schedule when you attend Orientation.

Transition course topics include study and time-management, skills, money management, and an introduction to University of Iowa resources, such as the Main Library and the Pomerantz Career Center.

The course is set up in small sections with a premium on classroom discussion. Most sections meet twice per week during the first 12 weeks of the semester. Assignments emphasize self-reflection and improvement, but also seek to acquaint students with the information and skills they need to thrive in college.