Learning Communities

    What is a learning community (LC)?

  • LC cohorts are composed of 19 students who share a common interest or major.
  • Students are co-enrolled in a first year seminar and two to four additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).
  • Participants have a supportive environment to help ease the transition to college life and college-level academics.
  • Students network with peer educators, staff members, and faculty members.
  • Click on the red button to the upper-right to see a list of available LCs.

    What are the benefits?

  • Build relationships with faculty and staff members.
  • Learn more about your major or interest.
  • Receive invaluable guidance and support from FYS instructors and peer instructors.
  • Create study groups with fellow LC students.
  • See familiar faces in some of your larger classes.
  • No additional cost to participate.

    How do I join?


  • Applications are accepted each spring for the next fall semester.
  • Sign up online via AU Access.
  • Apply beginning in late March. See list of important dates on the right.
  • You will indicate your top three LC preferences on the application.
  • Click the blue button below to be notified of updates related to the application process.

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