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First Year Experience Learning Community

The First Year Experience (FYE) Learning Community is a year-long program in which a group of students (cohort) stay together in a set sequence of classes.

Counseling and individual case management are linked with Math, English and other required courses to provide a holistic foundation for success.

The FYE program is geared toward full-time students who want support transitioning into college-level classes while completing their algebra sequence. The program is also a good choice for those who would like to transfer and/or receive an AA/AS degree as quickly as possible. 

What FYE Offers:

  • Smooth transition into college
  • Clear path to graduation
  • One-on-one mentorship with teachers
  • Group study support with peer students
  • Support network to enhance student success

Why should I join FYE?

The FYE set of courses strikes a careful balance of required and transferable units to ensure students succeed in Math and English. The program is designed to get students through the required Math sequence and developmental English sequence while establishing foundational knowledge. Students will learn to navigate the educational system, access resources, develop study skills and create a network of learners at the college.

Who is eligible?

Eligible students include anyone placing into both Math 110 and English 828 or 846, and also committing to the entire FYE package of courses. 

Who are the instructors?

The instructors in the FYE program are all dedicated to increasing the success of students who normally struggle in the early part of their college education. These teachers have self-selected to be a part of this collaborative program and represent decades of experience at Skyline College.