PLU Success Program

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The PLU Program is built upon a foundation within a set of courses that focus specifically on transitioning into PLU, and includes a synthesizing ePortfolio course that will be required in the Cornerstones General Education pilot Program. All the courses focus on building and sustaining success at PLU.  For further questions, contact the Office of Academic Advising.

PLUS Courses (Undergraduate)

PLUS 100 : Transitions to PLU

Specifically designed for first-year students. Affirming students' past experiences, this course assists an individual student's successful navigation of the complex transition to Pacific Lutheran University. This course is designed to identify and overcome unforeseen barriers in adjusting to college academic and social life. Course topics include increasing hope, understanding vocation, appreciating liberal arts, developing metacognition, maximizing campus resources, creating an academic plan, and learning professional communication skills. (1)

PLUS 110 : College Learning Strategies

Effective strategies for college learning. Emphasizes a metacognitive and self-regulated approach to deep learning through reading, note taking, test preparation and test taking strategies. Coursework supplemented by two individual academic counseling appointments. (1)

PLUS 115 : Career and Educational Planning: Finding Your Way

Personal decision-making process applied to career and educational choices, self-assessment, exploration of the world of work, educational planning, reality testing, and building career-related experience. Includes zero-hour required discussion section for required supplemental workshops. (1)

PLUS 200 : Introduction to PLU

Specifically designed for transfer students. Affirming students' past experiences, this course assists an individual student's successful navigation of the complex transition into Pacific Lutheran University. this course is designed to identify and overcome unforeseen barriers in adjusting to college academic and social life. Course topics include increasing hope, understanding vocation, appreciating liberal arts, developing metacognition, maximizing campus resources, creating an academic plan, and learning professional communication skills. (1)

PLUS 215 : Transitions: Life After College

This is a course designed for juniors and seniors. Students will explore life and work after college, specifically career opportunities, graduate school options, cover letters, résumé writing, interviews, and job search techniques. (1)

PLUS 350 : Cumulative ePortfolio

Students complete an ePortfolio representative of their learning in their core general education courses. (1)

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