The Foundations for Learning (FFL) program at UNCG is designed to foster students’ academic and personal success, holistic development, and seamless transitions throughout their undergraduate experience at UNCG. Through each FFL course facilitated by an FFL Instructor and Peer Academic Leader (PAL), students engage in an active exploration of higher education and the various resources, skills, and competencies essential to academic success at UNCG.

As part of their FFL experience, students will:

  • Explore the differences between high school and college learning environments;
  • Develop effective interpersonal, small group communication, and oral presentation skills;
  • Practice effective academic and personal skills to manage academic responsibility;
  • Integrate concepts, information, and insights gained in the classroom with learning experiences that occur out of the classroom;
  • Engage with the UNCG and surrounding Greensboro community through scholarship and learning.


The Foundations for Learning (FFL) Program currently consists of two distinct courses (FFL 100 and FFL 250), designed to address the key transition points that students experience throughout their first year at UNCG. Each FFL course is co-facilitated by an instructor who is also a UNCG faculty or staff member, as well as a Peer Academic Leader (PAL).