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

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

The FYE Learning Community is geared toward full-time students who want support transitioning into college-level classes. FYE 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 higher education. The learning community is designed to get students started on a successful academic journey 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 ENGL 105 and also committing to the first year of FYE courses. Fall semester includes ENGL 105: Intensive Composition and Reading linked with COUN 100: College Success and Spring includes ENGL 110 and a linked Communication (COMM) course. 

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 teaching and mentoring experience at Skyline College.