Student Learning Communities
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Learning Community?
Student Learning Communities are small groups of students with a common major or interest that take two core courses and a freshman year experience seminar together. Student Learning Community students have the opportunity to quickly make friends and develop close relationships with UT Tyler faculty and staff.
Why join a Learning Community?
Participants in the Learning Community programs can expect:
- Increased academic success
- Introduction to academic and social resources
- Participation in programs and events
- Close relationships with University faculty and staff
- A close network of peers
- A small, comfortable learning environment
- Guest speakers from the University and local community
- A more positive freshman year experience
Who is eligible to participate?
Students must be officially accepted as a freshman into UT Tyler before being considered for participation in a Student Learning Community. The Student Learning Community coordinator is responsible for final admission decisions for the SLC program.
How do I sign up for a learning community?
To register for a Student Learning Community contact the Academic Advising Center at 903.565.5718 or reserve a time online for an appointment. Your academic advisor will assist you in choosing the best Student Learning Community for you.