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Academic Transitions

Course overview

Nervous about the transition from high school to college? Excited to learn as much as you can from your university courses? Want to maximize your grade point average from day one?

This is the class every university student wishes they could have taken before they started college. It will walk you through all kinds of practical skills you'll need to thrive in college: how to keep organized and stay motivated, how to take notes and read texts, how to study effectively, and more.

Mastering these skills before you start your first term at university will save you time and energy—and equip you to begin your college experience with confidence.

Course distinctives

Great price - This course is offered at $575.

Knight Scholars and TRIO-eligible students: You will receive an email invitation to register for this class at a discounted rate. Since you have already been admitted to Calvin, it's just a few clicks to confirm your spot!
Flexible learning - Choose from two different times to take this course during the summer. Either choice will leave you well-prepared to being your college experience.
Carefully crafted - Everything about this course is focused on practical skills and insight you can use. It’s based on thousands of conversations and interactions with college students.


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Kyle Heys

Kyle Heys is co-director of the Center for Student Success at Calvin University. He has taught thousands of students effective learning practices and loves watching students walk across the graduation stage. When not teaching, Kyle enjoys climbing, running, and cooking.

Summer 2022 options

Choose one of two online sessions:
6/27–7/23 (asynchronous)
7/25–8/20 (asynchronous)
Students can complete this class at times that work for their schedule. Regular deadlines keep students on track. Expect 10 hours of focused work each of the four weeks.
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