CORE is a program that helps ensure a smooth transition to college life and academics for St. Bonaventure's Freshman Foundation students — those who need guidance in order to take full advantage of the support services offered by the university.
The CORE program helps Freshman Foundation students learn to:
- get and stay organized
- study effectively
- manage their time and avoid procrastination
- take advantage of the many campus resources available to help them to achieve success.
A key offering for CORE students is FRES 100, a seminar that meets once a week during the first semester. It's been demonstrated that students who complete FRES 100 have higher GPAs and are more successful at SBU than those who don't.
The academic success plan for CORE students requires them to meet with their academic advisers during the first few weeks of class and encourages use of Student Success Center programs and resources.