Why are students required to take the Ferris State University Seminar course?

An orientation-to-college course (freshman seminar) has proven to increase retention in many of the over 200 institutions nationwide where one is being used. The FSUS100 policy has been adopted to assist the University in improving its student success and retention. This policy has been developed as a result of the recommendations of the Admissions Standards Review Committee (March 26, 2001), the Academic Senate (April 3, 2001), and the Recruitment and Retention Policy Committee (June 15, 2001). Their recommendations also were approved by the FSU Board of Trustees on May 4, 2001.