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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.

FYE graduating class of 2017 and instructors

Is FYE right for you?

  1. Are you a first-time college student or a returning student after a long absence?
  2. Did  your Foothill placement tests results place you into ENGL-209 or ENGL-1S?

If yes to these, FYE is for YOU!  Check us out!


Check out the Eligibility page.


  • Priority registration after completing first term in FYE program
  • Registration and financial aid application assistance
  • Guaranteed and priority access to FYE counselor
  • Guaranteed course registration into English and transferrable GE courses
  • FYE courses leading to Foothill degree, certificate, and/or university transfer
  • Educational planning to complete academic goals in timely manner
  • Academic enrichment, career, and social activities throughout the year
  • Service Learning opportunities
  • University visits
  • Member of Foothill Learning Community amongst first-year college students
  • Opportunity to meet new people and form lasting friendships


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."

FYE Interest Form
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Questions?We're Here to Help!

Eleazar JR Jimenez, FYE Counseling Faculty