Student Success

Emersion: Foundation of Success

Student Success

Emerson’s First-Year Experience Program

Emersion can help you identify your strengths, develop strategies to reach your academic goals, get to know Emersion and the city of Boston, and come away with a strong support system of staff members and fellow students. Read first-hand accounts from our students about their own experiences.

If you're a first-year student aiming for a smooth transition into college life, Emerson: Foundations of Success offers the information and support you need to achieve it!

This is a one-credit, free course (FS 101) exclusively for students in their first semester at Emerson. It will focus on four key areas to set you up for success in college and beyond:

  • Academic Success
  • Personal and Intercultural Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Health and Well-Being

Classes are small—around 12 students—and taught by an Emerson staff member, giving you a great way to connect both with peers and identify mentors who can serve as a support system during your transition to Emerson.

Fall and Spring Sections

We offer Emersion sections for students starting in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each class session meets once a week for an hour throughout the semester, and will be added to your class schedule during registration.

Summer Sections

Because of the popularity of Emersion, we are offering our very first summer sections in Summer 2020! If you submit your enrollment deposit by May 1st, you will be eligible to apply for this opportunity. This class will be fully online, and will meet during the Summer 2 session.  During this short summer session, each class session meets twice a week for an hour over Zoom. This is an opportunity to earn college credit and get to know Emerson better even before you arrive on campus.

Student Experiences

Our students love Emersion—read through a collection of student experiences.