The first semester of one's college career can seem overwhelming. To make Sacramento State a place where you feel at home, EOP has developed a program called Learning Communities. An EOP Learning Community is a small group of freshman students (25 to 30) and faculty (4 to 5) who all work and learn together in a community atmosphere. Students are placed in appropriate Sacramento State courses, based on their scores on the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Exam (ELM).
Within the context of a learning community, students are able to make connections to helpful people and offices on campus. Also, students are able to build meaningful relationships with their peers and collaborating faculty by taking a set of four classes together. This greatly enhances their ability to succeed at the university. As a Learning Community student, you have access to many of our program services, as well as our Learning Community teaching assistants. Collectively, the services of the program facilitate both your progress and success during your first semester at the university.
Students enrolled in an EOP Learning Community are typically registered for a set of 4-5 courses in the typical EOP Learning Community program configuration and a set of 2 courses in the Pre-College Communities.