Office of Admissions
Home-schooled Students: First Class
First Class is an initiative offering learning communities designed specifically for Armstrong’s first-year students to help them strengthen their abilities to answer questions, solve problems, and advocate for themselves. How?
All first-year students will sign up for learning communities—groups of 20-24 students taking a common set of classes. Each First Class learning community consists of a core course paired with a one-credit-hour first-year seminar. In each learning community, students will get to know their classmates, while at the same time learning common sets of skills:
Knowledge of campus resources
Clear communications skills
Information literacy skills
Students will apply the skills they learn in the first-year seminar to the concepts
they’re learning in the core curriculum. As a result, they will be better prepared to
solve problems independently, allowing them to be more successful in college and
For more information, visit the First Class website.