What is DART 1000?
DART 1000 is the First Year Experience Program’s two-hour credit course designed to aid first-year students in adjusting to the collegiate experience. It is offered as an eight week hybrid or online class that is required of all first semester degree seeking students who have earned less than 12 college credit hours. Module assignments are relevant to making the transition to college and, more specifically, to Darton State College. Learning experiences include viewing and responding to videos, completing self-assessments, reading and writing assignments, participating in online discussions, and attending on campus or virtual presentations. In order to earn a C in the class, students are required to earn a minimum of 700 points from the assignments that are included in the following seven modules:
Students will also be afforded opportunities to earn up to 300 additional points and a higher grade in the course by attending campus presentations and/or events or by completing choice assignments. The choice presentations and assignments are diverse and were created to provide the DART 1000 student with options to enhance their understanding of academic skills, campus resources, campus life, academic majors, career exploration, and life skills for personal growth. Students who fail to earn a C in the course will be required to repeat the course during the next eight week term(s) until they have successfully exited the course. Students can earn a B or an A in the course by completing all required assignments and between 11 and 15 Choice Assignments.