First Year Experience

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First Year Experience Students

What is First Year Experience?

The First Year Experience Program (FYE) is a year-long learning community of students, counselors, and instructors. Students enroll in at least one FYE-designated English and/or Math course as well as a College Success Counseling class. The program is designed for students who welcome additional support and guidance to reach transfer, graduation, and career goals. FYE is ideal for first-generation college students. It's also a great way to build a success network of peers, instructors, and counselors. This learning community provides an environment of academic excellence and support.

How do I join First Year Experience?

If you are interested in being part FYE, complete the application. An FYE counselor will then contact you and help you plan your first semester classes.

Begin the First Year Experience Application

What are the expectations?

There will be a mandatory First Year Experience Workshop of Welcome the week before classes start in August. All students will take the following 3 courses in addition to courses outside of First Year Experience:

  • At least one FYE English or Math class
  • FYE Counseling 5 (College Success) in the Fall
  • FYE Counseling 12C (Careers and Lifestyles) in the Spring

What are the benefits of First Year Experience?

  • Additional structure and support as you begin college
  • Increase your chances of succeeding in college
  • A community of learners helping and supporting each other
  • Instructors committed to the success of first year college students

Students may also schedule an appointment with a counselor to find out more about FYE and other available programs.

Last Updated 5/3/19