This first-year course focuses on the essential elements for college success. Embedded in the course are important skills such as critical reading and thinking, library research/information literacy, note-taking, time management, and goal setting. It also features career exploration and educational planning. IDS 105 is required of all new students in the General Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Communications Media programs. It is also recommended for all new students in the college. Transfer students with 12 credits and 2.7 G.P.A. are exempt from this requirement.