First Year Experience at ASU

    • Director, First Year Experience

  • Dr. Steve Transou Headshot
    Dr. Steve Transou
    Director, First Year Experience
    (ASU 1101)

    Favorite Quote:  "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
    Zig Ziglar

  • Welcome!


Welcome to the First Year Experience! The faculty and staff are excited that you have chosen Albany State University for your educational experience. During your first semester, you will be transitioning into a whole new world where you will have to balance a schedule that includes your classes, assignments and homework outside of class, campus activities, friends, and lifestyle choices. This can be challenging, but the First Year Experience Program provides the information, resources, learning experiences, and support need for you to successfully navigate your first year at Albany State through a required course specifically designed to meet the needs of new students and an early alert initiative that helps you monitor your success in your classes and assists you in finding resources available to your to facilitate academic and personal success. 

Albany State University offers a great deal of resources to support first-year students.  Many of these resources are covered in the First Year Experience course, ASU 1101: