LAS 112: First Year College Success

AAP students participate in a courseAll incoming, first-year students at the University of Illinois are required to take an orientation course. In the LAS Access and Achievement Program (AAP) students will complete LAS 112 in addition to the LAS 101 requirement. LAS 112 does not fulfill the orientation course requirement, rather it supplements the material beyond the first 8-weeks and sets up students for success in declaring a major.

Learn about life at Illinois

LAS 112 is a one-credit, graded course designed to assist you in succeeding at Illinois. These small-group classes meet weekly and are led by program staff.

In LAS 112, you'll explore potential majors while gaining information about the university and the College of LAS. You'll also gain a mentor through student-interns and connect with fellow AAP students as you navigate life as a first-year student.

In LAS 112, you will:

  • learn skills to successfully transition to college
  • have immediate access to a peer mentor who can answer your many questions about your new life as an Illinois student
  • learn about important and valuable campus resources
  • explore possible majors
  • enjoy a small classroom environment and meet other people who may become life-long friends
  • learn about the values of the College of LAS