During your first semester on campus, you will be enrolled in a 1-credit first-year seminar course called Connections & Decisions (FSEM1000).

Each section of Connections & Decisions is taught by an advisor at Northeastern and two student leaders, with small class sizes of no more than 19 students per section. Your instructional team will guide you as you explore your interests and develop a strategic plan for academic and experiential engagement.

The Connections & Decisions experience is designed to align with Northeastern’s holistic learning ecosystem, SAIL (Self-Authored Integrated Learning). The course will cover a variety of topics, from well-being in your first semester of college to planning your Possible Path to Degree. At the end of the course, you will present your strategic plan to your classmates, and many students choose fun and creative ways to present these plans.

Logan Meda Headshot 2020
Logan Meda Headshot 2020

“Connections and Decisions was absolutely my favorite class during my first semester at Northeastern. The class had a sense of community and belonging that made me feel so much more comfortable to be an Explore student, and helped me get to know my advisor and other undeclared students. Plus, I learned really good skills like using the degree audit and course catalog to help with my exploration!”

Logan Meda, Psychology and Health Science