FYE Frequently Asked Questions

What does the FYE Program provide its students?

A smooth transition to college, academic support, peer mentoring, and community building by taking a set of linked courses.  Students also get to work with an FYE designated Coordinator/Counselor throughout their first year in college.

Who can apply to the program?

Any new student who has taken the English and/or Math assessments, and is eligible to enroll in ENGL 50/ACE 50 or MATH 30 can apply to the program's English or Math groups.

I tested into both ENGL 50/ ACE 50 and Math 30. Will I be able to participate in both cohorts?

No. You will need to choose only one of the cohorts.

How do I apply to the program?

If I am admitted into one of the program's groups, how do I enroll in the classes? 

You will be invited to attend an orientation where you will receive permission numbers as well as instructions on how to enroll in the FYE classes.

Can I enroll only in the FYE designated Math or American College English course and still be part of the program?

No.  If you are admitted into the program's Math group, you must enroll in the FYE designated Math 30 course as well as the FYE designated Counseling 110 course. You will not be allowed to enroll only in one course without enrolling in the other.

If you are admitted into the program's American College English Group, you must enroll in the FYE designated American College English 50 course as well as the FYE designated Counseling 110 course. You will not be allowed to enroll only in one course without enrolling in the other.

Will I be a full-time student if I am accepted into one of the FYE cohorts?

No, students accepted in the Math Group and the American College English Group will be taking a total of 7 units. However, if you need to be a full-time student, the FYE Counselor will recommend additional courses based on your educational objectives.

Will I be required to attend events or participate in activities outside of class time?

Yes. The FYE Program hosts a series of activities throughout the year.  FYE students are required to participate in all FYE seminar meetings in the fall and spring semesters, including the late summer FYE Orientation.

What can I do NOW in preparation for my first year in college?

Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA). If you have any questions regarding this process, please visit the Financial Aid Office. They are located in Building 3000 at the Oceanside Campus. Also, make sure to inquire about the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW).