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Phone: (805) 565-6060
Fax: (805) 565-7399

Mailing Address:
Westmont College
Student Records
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Kerrwood Hall, First Floor

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
8:30am-10:15am and 11:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday:


Successful Scholar's Seminar Information Page


The Successful Scholar's Seminar is a program designed to help students manage the more logistical side of academia. The college environment requires students to be responsible and prioritize in a way that students may not have previously experienced or are not yet accustomed to.

In the first 6 weeks of the semester, students will be introduced to tips & techniques to improve:



Time management skills

Note-taking skills

Test preparation

Essay preparation




Students will get to hear short presentations from on-campus resource representatives such as:

  • The Writer's Corner, a student-based peer-editing service open to all students.
  • Career Development & Calling to discuss networking, internships and potential career/life interests.
  • Westmont College Library to describe how to navigate our large research database, introduce the Library Research staff and the benefits of utilizing this valuable resource.

After the six scheduled classes have concluded, students will receive the benefit of semester long instructor progress reports which will be confidentially shared with each individual student. This valuable feedback will give students a better understanding of their instructors' expectations and student standing in class.

In the college catalog the Successful Scholar's Seminar is listed as APP-002 and any student is eligible to register for it. This class is for 0 units and is for Pass/No Credit only.