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First Year Experience (FYE)

First Year Experience (FYE) supports students as they embark on their college journey.  FYE will help you connect with Folsom Lake College and build strong social and academic skills for success. 

FYE has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications.

What is First Year Experience (FYE)?

First Year Experience (FYE) at Folsom Lake College is designed to provide support to students through their first year of college. Through the building of a community of fellow students, faculty, and peer mentors, participants quickly become a part of the FLC community, feel supported and encouraged as they begin to navigate their way through higher education, and gain skills and insight needed to reach their educational goals. 

The first year of college lays a foundation for a successful college career. By participating in FYE, students will learn what it takes to be a successful student and lifelong learner, how to actively engage in the campus environment, how to access support and services at FLC, and make connections across campus with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to working side by side toward a student's success.

Students in FYE are expected to enroll and maintain a full load of classes (12 units or more) in the Fall and Spring semesters, and attend workshops, tutoring, and mentoring sessions designed to enhance the learning experience at Folsom Lake College.

Click here for the First Year Experience flyer

Learning Communities

The first year of college can be a bit overwhelming. In an effort to make the transition from high school to college a smooth one, FYE students are placed into learning communities.  A learning community is a small group of first year students and FLC faculty who learn together in a cohort atmosphere. Students are placed in courses based on their English and math assessment scores, with other students who have scored similarly. In addition to English and math, a Freshman Seminar course, which meets graduation and UC and CSU transfer requirements, will be part of each learning community. All courses are taught by FLC faculty who are committed to providing quality instruction and who place students first. 

Learning communities allow the opportunity for students to establish working relationships with fellow students and faculty by taking their classes together, while greatly enhancing the opportunities to succeed at FLC. While in learning communities, students have access to peer mentors who provide support and guidance through the first year, tutoring services, workshops, academic counseling, and referrals to additional services as needed. 


Please feel free to contact the Student Success Programs Office with any questions that you may have.

Via telephone or email:
(916) 608-6722