SDV 100: College Success Skills

All degree-seeking and some certificate students beginning at Tyler are required to take SDV 100: College Success Skills, a one-credit introductory course designed to provide entering students with important information about the college, its policies and services.

The SDV 100 course consists of two major parts:

  • Overview of college programs, services, policies and procedures
    Sample topics covered include programs of study at Tyler, academic regulations, registration and advising, transferring to four-year colleges or universities, student rights and responsibilities, disabilities services, tutoring, library services, career services, and student clubs and organizations.
  • Personal development seminars
    These seminars are designed to support six major student development areas: career development; college planning; cultural awareness; health and safety; learning strategies; and personal development and management skills.

Because of the importance of the information presented, students are encouraged to complete the SDV 100 orientation course during their first semester of attendance and no later than within the first 15 credits.

Students who transfer 24 or more semester-hour credits from previous colleges to Tyler may not have to take SDV 100. Contact Cathleen McCarthy-Burke for additional information.

Students should consult the current class schedule for a listing of available SDV 100 sections.

English and Math Developmental Coursework

Tyler also evaluates your readiness for college coursework in math and English when you apply and asks you to provide documentation of previous coursework in these areas.

If your advisor indicates that you will benefit from developmental coursework in English or math, you’ll want to enroll in those courses as soon as possible. 

Developmental Math 

Developmental English

English as a Second Language Support

For students whose first language is not English, Tyler offers classes to help them build the skills necessary to succeed in the courses in their major.

ESL Information and Courses