Emerson’s New Student Transition Program 

All new, first-time students are enrolled in Emersion: Foundations of Success as they arrive at Emerson. This free, one-credit course (FS101) focuses on four key areas to set students up for success at Emerson and beyond:

  • Academic Resources & Goal Setting
  • Personal & Intercultural Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Health & Well-being

Emersion: Foundations of Success will help students identify personal strengths, develop strategies to reach academic goals, and get to know the city of Boston. The course is facilitated by Emerson staff members from various offices across the college, and supported by peer mentors who contribute the perspective and advice of current students. Together, facilitators and peer mentors offer students a network of community resources and familiar faces to support their transition to Emerson and college life.

Summer Sections

As new, first-time students submit their tuition deposit they will be invited to register their preference to take part in Emersion over the summer or the fall. Summer sections are offered on a space-available basis and all preferences for the summer must be registered by May 15. This is an opportunity to earn college credit and get to know Emerson better before even arriving on campus! The summer sections meet online twice a week for one hour during the Summer 2 session, which typically starts around the beginning of July and runs for six weeks. The summer session of Emersion is recommended for students who are fall athletes or are in the theatre program, as well as any student who commutes to campus or expects to have evening classes or other engagements. 

Fall & Spring Sections

Sections of Emersion are offered every fall and spring. New, first-time students who are not enrolled in the summer sections will automatically be registered for a fall section. New, first-time students who start in the spring are automatically registered for a spring section. Transfer students who begin classes in the spring are invited to register for Emersion in the spring. Each fall and spring class section meets online once a week for an hour throughout the semester.