Frequently Asked Questions For Students
1. Why should I join a learning community?
Learning communities promote success! Research shows that students enrolled in learning communities are more likely to do well in their first semester of college.
You’ll have more opportunities to learn the materials from both courses, making important connections between them in the process.
Since the same students are in both classes, you’ll get to know your classmates better. Students often establish study groups, which helps them master the material.
Learning community professors are interested in working with new students; you’ll have the chance to develop more of a connection than you might in a stand-alone course.
2. How do I decide which learning community is best for me?
Read the titles and check the descriptions of the learning communities that sound most interesting to you. Select one that works with your current remedial placements and fits requirements for your program.
3. How can I enroll?
Once their admission process is complete, new students are sent an email inviting them to reserve a spot in a new student Advisement and Registration session. During your session, let the advisor know which learning community you want to enroll in. S/he’ll help you select additional courses to complete your first semester’s schedule and give you directions on how to register for your classes.
If you are a continuing student and have found a learning community that interests you, use your MyNCC account to enroll for both courses simultaneously. Click on the “Registration” link; click on the “Add or Drop Classes” link; select the appropriate semester and click “Submit”. Simply type both CRN numbers into two of the boxes displayed in the “Add Classes Worksheet” section at the bottom of the page. Click on “Submit Changes” and you’ll be registered!
4. How will enrolling in a learning community affect my schedule?
Register for your learning community first. Then you can build a convenient schedule around it.
5. What have NCC students said about their learning communities?
“I feel more comfortable asking questions because I know the students so well.”
“The way the professors taught was incredible.”
“All new students should take a learning community!”
“I think that this learning community is one of the best classes Nassau Community College offers.”
“We used the bio text in both classes. The reading professor had us practice skills we could apply to our biology course, and she gave us some extra bio material, too.”
For more information, contact Professor Stern, Coordinator of the Learning Communities Program at
516.572.7464 x25353 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org