First Year Experience

First Year Experience Students

Your First Step Toward Success Has Already Begun!

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.

  • Receive additional support and structure as you begin college
  • Increase your chances of succeeding in college
  • Be a part of a community of learners helping and supporting each other
  • Have instructors and counselors committed to the success of first year college students

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

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.

Complete FYE Application

Cohort Information

Based on your Guided Self-Placement results, choose one of the following cohorts.

This cohort is not appropriate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or Business majors.

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 1A/99X
  • COUN 5

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1B
  • COUN 12C
  • MATH 10/10C

It is recommended that students take either:

  • 1-unit Kinesiology class and another 3-unit class (possibilities: THEA 14A, B, C; ADMJ 1, SOCI 1, ARTS 1A, ARTS 1B, ARTS 1D, or ARTS 1E)
  • MATH 105: Pre-Statistics

This cohort is not appropriate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or Business majors.

Fall Semester

  • COUN 5
  • ENGL 1A
  • MATH 10/10C

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1B
  • COUN 12C

It is recommended that that students take either:

  • 1-unit Kinesiology class
  • 3-unit class (possibilities: THEA 14A, B, C; ADMJ 1, SOCI 1, ARTS 1A, ARTS ARTS 1B, ARTS 1D, or ARTS 1E)

Fall Semester

  • COUN 5
  • ENGL 1A
  • MATH 1/1C
    • STEM students can also enroll in MATH 106 outside of FYE.

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1C
  • COUN 12C

It is recommended that students take both:

  • 1-unit Kinesiology class
  • Math Boot Camp (MATH 106P or MATH TMP1) at end of summer
Last Updated 7/13/21