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First Year Experience


Want to be a part of the FYE?

"Students who participate in first-year seminars achieve higher grades in college." - Association of American Colleges & Universities


Are you graduating high school this year or returning to school in Fall of 2018?  
Students who are interested in FYE for the school year 2018 should:

  1. Complete the FYE Participation Agreement Form and submit a yellow copy to your FYE counselor.
  2. DID YOU MISS REGISTERING FOR SUMMER BRIDGE?  Only one Summer Bridge is still available.  Only Date Open - July 16th– 19th, 8:30-3:30 Click the Dates to Register.  If you miss all Summer Bridges and you didn't register for a Summer Bridge GUID 100 course, only one method remains for you to leverage success in your First Year and be a part of the FYE program--an FYE Information Session.
Final opportunity to join the FYE program-- Information Sessions
MVC_FYE Info Sessions 2018-19.pdfMVC_FYE Info Sessions 2018-19.pdf - Menifee Valley Campus Information Sessions run from July 24th- August 9th.  Open PDF link at left for dates and times and please RSVP to FYE counselor, Diana Serrano, dserrano@msjc.edu​.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

SJC_FYE Info Sessions 2018-19.pdfSJC_FYE Info Sessions 2018-19.pdf  - San Jacinto Campus Information Sessions run from July 24th- August 9th.  Open PDF link at left for dates and times and please RSVP to FYE counselor, Cynthia Vargas, cvargas@msjc.edu​.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis​


First Year? We’ve Got Your Back.

The MSJC First Year Experience (FYE) Program is designed to make sure you have a smooth transition into college life. We’ll provide you with extra support during your first two semesters so you can successfully complete your basic skills coursework and transferable college-level courses that contribute to your degree. FYE will help you to achieve your educational dreams.

FYE Program Highlights

  • Early Registration
    (The deadline for students desiring early registration in Fall has passed.  Students who successfully complete the checklist and FYE program requirements in Fall will be eligible for early registration in the Spring session.)
  • Book Award for Successful Completion of Program
  • Orientation on College Life and Financial Aid
  • Savings on Textbooks and Supplies
  • Access to Dedicated FYE Faculty and Counselors
  • Supplemental Instruction in FYE Courses
  • Peer Mentoring
  • College Skills Workshops
  • Career and Transfer Planning
  • Activities for FYE Students


Students who successfully complete the FYE Checklist - Fall 2018.pdfFYE Checklist - Fall 2018.pdf will be eligible for the $250 FYE Book Grant that may be applied to the purchase of textbooks for the Spring 2018 semester.

FYE Program Requirements put the odds of success in your favor!

  • Enroll in an English course each of your first two semesters
    • 50% who passed English met their degree goals
  • Enroll in a math course each of your first two semesters
    • 55% of students who passed college-level math within two years of enrollment met their degree goals
  • Enroll in and complete Guidance 100 in the first semester
    • Taking a guidance course in your first year leads to 30% higher likelihood of making it to your second year.
  • Meet with your FYE Counselor 1x every semester
    • Stay on track with your Individual Education Plan, so you make it through college as efficiently as possible.
  • Meet with your Student Mentor 2x per semester
    • Get special assistance from student's just like you to build effective study habits, not taking, time management skills and more.
Put the odds of success in your favor and join the First Year Experience Program today!
 

The MSJC FYE Program is supported by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the U.S. Department of Education.

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