First-Year Experience

Indiana Tech’s innovative First-Year Experience program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college for traditional undergraduates and to give students the support they need to succeed. This is accomplished through:

  • Academic coaching
  • Early alert intervention
  • Referral to campus and community resources
  • Curricular and co-curricular activities, like mentoring, service learning, and Student Life programming

Building strong bonds

As a benefit to students, First-Year Experience courses are often taught by the faculty advising the students attending. This helps strengthen the relationship between student and advisor and gives each party ample opportunity to discuss the student’s experiences and transition to college life.

Holistic support

Students can expect to receive holistic support, from orientation to the end of their first academic year. Students should see their advisors and the First-Year Experience office not only as a resource, but also as an extension of their families. Parents also can use the office as a resource to answer questions about the university, the student’s transition to college, and what they can expect regarding their relationship with the student and the university.