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FIRST YEAR SUCCESS (Freshmen and Transfer Students)

Strategies for Success: Education 98/198

Education 98/198 was cancelled in the Fall of 2018. For inquiries about our program or services, please email us at

As a first semester freshman or transfer student, acclimating to a new social and academic culture can be overwhelming, taking Education 98/198, "Strategies for Success" will provide you with an opportuity to make meaningful connections with peers as you make the "Golden Bear Leap to Success." This seminar-style course encourages undergraduates to leverage their intellectual curosity, locate their passion for learning and empower their ownership of Cal.  Moreover, students are able to build and expand their personal  and professional network of campus resources and heighten thier sense of belonging.  Education 98/198 is a two unit course offered in the Student Learning Center and sponsored by the School of Education.  

What first-year students have shared about this course:

"I would 100% recommend this course to others, especially first-semester students like myself.  If they want to ease their transition into CAL, this is the course!"

"Taking this class increased my motivation and helped me to do better in ALL of my classes"

"I liked the small, personal environment in the course which helped me make new friends.  And I also liked that this course helped me to know that I am not alone in the many struggles in college."

"This course was really helpful in my transition from high school to college."

"This course is a MUST for transfer students!"

"This was a course that helped to build my confidence at Berkeley and my academic success!"