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First Year Experience Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend FYE Welcome Day? Can I miss Welcome Day and still participate in FYE at FLC?
All students must attend FYE Welcome Day in order to participate in FYE at FLC.   When a student is admitted to FYE at FLC, they will receive information on how to sign up.  FYE Welcome Day is important as it will provide students with essential information about the program and Folsom Lake College. Students will receive indepth information about the program, services, meet the FYE faculty, and peer mentors.

Do I have to schedule a College Prep Meeting?Yes.  All students admitted into FYE must attend an one on one College Prep Meeting with a peer mentor.  This meeting with finalize your admission into FYE and provide you with detailed information about your schedule, campus resources, and program expectations.  These meetings can be booked individually to meet your schedule from May 1 to August 11, 2017.

Do I have to complete my Folsom Lake College application, orientation, assessment, and counseling session to participate in FYE?
Yes. All of the above mentioned steps need to be completed in order for a student to be able to register for FYE classes. 

Can I participate in FYE if I place into transfer-level English or Math?
Unfortunately no. FYE is designated for students placing in specific English and Math levels only (English 51 or 101 and Math 30 or 100).

Can I participate in FYE if I assess into only one of the required levels?
Yes.  If your assessment scores place you in only one of the eligible levels for Math and English, you can stilll participate.  Your class schedule for Fall would then reflect your eligible Math or English class as well as HCD 315: Freshman Seminar.  You would then be responsible for registering for an additional class.

Why is FYE only available to students who place in English 51 or 101 and Math 30 or 100?
The FYE program was created to increase the persistence, retention, and success of first-time students at Folsom Lake College. FYE provides support and guidance to students placing in specific levels of English and Math during the first year of college as it is an important indicator of persistence to the second year of college. 

Can I take summer classes and still be eligible for FYE?
Yes. Students taking summer school are still eligible for FYE. 

When do FYE classes meet?  What is the FYE class schedule?FYE classes meet Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 12:35pm.  HCD 315: Freshman Seminar meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-10:20am, all FYE English classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-12:35pm, and FYE Math classes meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday from either 8:50am-10:20am or 10:30am-12:00pm. 

Can I be in FYE if I have taken classes at FLC while in high school (advanced education)?
Students who have earned college credit while in high school, through advanced education or AP classes are still eligible for FYE at FLC so long as all other eligibility requirements are met.   

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

Via telephone or email:
(916) 608-6722