Strengthen learning strategies and enhance your university- level academic skills with a Compass course. Staff members in The Capstone Center for Student Success work with the faculty and staff across campus to offer BCE 101 to students as they transition into UA.  In these courses, students enhance their study skills, strengthen learning strategies, and enrich their orientation to the University of Alabama.

Academic Courses

BCE 101 Freshman Compass: UA (2 Credit Hours)

This course for first-year UA students provides an introduction to the nature of higher education and to the function, resources, and activities of The University of Alabama. This course is designed to help students make the transition to a large comprehensive research university, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire basic academic survival skills. The ultimate goal of the course is to equip each student with the confidence and basic skills necessary for degree attainment.