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.

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.

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
  • 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
Complete First Year Experience Application

Cohort Information

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

Students take ENGL 1A with support in Fall; start MATH in Spring.

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

Class Name Section Number Days Time Units
ENGL 1A 76496 MW 9:20 AM – 10:45 AM 3 units
ENGL 99X 75854 MW 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM 2 units
COUN 5 77066 TTH 9:20 AM – 10:45 AM 3 units

Spring Semester

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

Students take COUN 5, ENGL 1A and/or MATH 10/10C in Fall.

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)

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

Fall Semester

Class Name Section Number Days Time Units
ENGL 1A 74136 MW 9:20 AM – 10:45 AM 3 units
MATH 10 76014 MTW 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM 4 units
MATH 10C 76021 TH 12:30 PM – 1:55 PM 1.5 units
COUN 5 74628 TTH 10:55 AM – 12:20 PM 3 units

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1B
  • COUN 12C

Students take COUN 5, ENGL 1A and/or MATH 106 in Fall.

It is recommended that students take both:

  • 1-unit Kinesiology class
  • Math Boot Camp (MATH 106P or MATH TMP1) at end of summer

Fall Semester

Class Name Section Number Days Time Units
MATH 106* 74678 M-TH
Late Start (9/14/20)
9:20 AM – 10:45 PM 5 units
ENGL 1A 74154 TTH 12:30 PM – 1:55 PM 3 units
COUN 5 74627 TTH 10:55 PM – 12:20 PM 3 units

* Students can also enroll in MATH 1/1C outside of FYE (sections 75992 and 76591).

Spring Semester

  • MATH 1/1C
  • ENGL 1C
  • COUN 12C
Last Updated 5/28/20