First Year Experience (FYE)
About the Program
First Year Experience is a one-year learning community that provides first-year college students the resources and support needed to successfully transition to college — whether you're straight out of high school or returning to school after a break.
FYE connects first-year students to a community of first-year friendly courses and faculty who will serve as partners in helping FYE students build their academic foundation and make a successful transition to Foothill.
Is FYE right for you?
Are you a first-time college student planning to attend Foothill College?
Do you identify with one or more of the following?
- First-generation college student (You’re the first person in your family to go to college OR your parents did not graduate college in the U.S.)
- Foster youth
- Single parent/raised by a single parent
- Have a disability
- Seeking financial aid
Did you place in ENGL 209 or ENGL-1S during your placement tests?
If yes to all three, FYE is for YOU!
What Students Are Saying
"I would recommend the program because so far it has helped me develop a better understanding about college and I love how we get to interact with new people and faculty members."
"If you are a freshman and are unsure of what classes you should take to be successful for your first year. FYE is the perfect program as everybody is committed to helping you succeed."