Freshman Learning Community Online Application

For Academic Year 2015-2016

The Freshman Learning Community (FLC) exists to provide the opportunity for freshman to enhance their academic and social experiences during their first year at Sam Houston State University. Each participant is asked to acknowledge acceptance of the following stipulations of the Freshman Learning Community.

  1. I agree to provide proof, if needed, that I have satisfied the appropriate sections of TSI (Texas Success Initiative) for my chosen cohort.       
  2. I agree to participate in advisement for fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters by an appointed SAM Center advisor.
  3. I agree to participate in the FLC Orientation, to take all of the classes in the learning community schedule each semester, and to contribute positively to the program.  I understand that the FLC Advisory Committee may remove me from the program at any time if they believe my presence is detrimental to either my well-being or to the community as a whole.
  4. I agree to participate in evaluations and/or interviews about the FLC cohorts as they are studied and observed by Sam Houston State University officials throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.
  5. I agree to consult with the Program Coordinator in the Office of the First-Year Experience before making any changes to my schedule or dropping out of the FLC.

* Required

I accept participation in the Freshman Learning Community, and I understand and agree to abide by the conditions of this agreement. I also understand that acceptance into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed until confirmed by the University.*


Please Complete all the Information Below

Have you been advised on your classes for the Fall semester by an academic advisor?*

(Month and Year):

Please select the cohort in which you would like to participate. Choose only one. The required fall classes are listed next to each learning community.

(ENGL 1301, HIST 1301, UNIV 1301)
(CRIJ 2361.90, SOCI 2319.90, UNIV 1301.90)
(ENGL 1301, PSYC 1301.05, UNIV 1301.72)

Please respond to the following prompt: Why are you interested in the Freshman Learning Communities? How can you contribute to a community of scholars? What do you hope to get out of the learning community experience?*

Please note that if you leave any section of the application blank or if your essay response is shorter than 250 words, you will receive an error message when you submit your application.