Moving away to college may be an exciting yet overwhelming process. New friends, new meals, new living arrangement— it definitely takes some adjusting.
Probably the biggest ‘new’ though is your academic experience. Besides the increased autonomy that you will experience, the classes themselves will likely be more challenging (it really is college, all things considered!) And, the class sizes might differ from those you had in senior school. As the class that is average at USC is 26 with a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1, some courses you take will be larger.
Any larger classes are separated into what is called ‘sections’ led by a graduate pupil, makes it possible for students to discuss and finally clarify any material that was taught in lecture. New material will often be taught by a USC faculty member; graduate students serve as a resource to aid students better understand the material and answer any questions that are remaining. Both graduate pupils and faculty members hold workplace hours during the week, which provide the opportunity for pupils to interact with them one-on-one and address any lingering concerns they may have.
But what if you still need additional assistance? That’s where our Center for Academic help comes in. At USC, we want to ensure that students have access to the support and resources they require in order to thrive throughout their time here. The CeRead More