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First Year Experience Learning Communities Program

First Year Experience

Student Services Center Rm 204
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Fall Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 7 am-7 pm 
Wednesday & Thursday: 7 am-5 pm 
Friday: 8am-1pm

FYE students

The First Year Experience Program is no longer accepting applications. Applications will become available November 1st, 2017 for the graduating class of 2018. You must be a graduating High School Senior to qualify for our program.  

**Please note:  All prospective El Camino College students should submit their admissions application for fall 2018 beginning November 1, 2017 to begin the process of enrolling, assessing, and completing the orientation process for fall 2017. We encourage all prospective students to get an early start and apply to El Camino College as early as November. 

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Join FYE! (Provided by the office of Institutional Research)

  1. Students who participate in the First Year Experience Program (FYE) need fewer courses in English and Math to successfully complete transfer-level English and college-level math than students who did not participate in FYE.
  2. FYE students reach the 30-unit threshold faster than students who do not participate in FYE, achieving 30 units nearly one term faster than students who were not in FYE program.
  3. FYE students are twice as likely to earn their associate degrees within a three-year time period than students who are not in FYE.
  4. FYE students are more likely to persist into their second year at El Camino College than students who are not in FYE.
  5. Last, FYE students are more likely to transfer to 4 year universities than students who did not participate in FYE. There is a 20-25 point difference for students participating in FYE.

 Learn How to Be a Successful Student

Starting a new educational journey can be exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are transitioning from high school or returning after a few years of working, there are so many decisions to make and challenges to face. The First Year Experience program is designed to help you be successful in your first year of college life by providing a supportive, caring environment of educational and career services.

  • Early Group Registration
  • Orientation
  • FYE Bilingual Counselor
  • Learning Community Courses
  • Strategies for Success in College        
  • FYE Faculty
  • Field Trips 


 Apply to Join FYE

RSVP for an FYE Information Session 

 AB 540 and Undocumented Student Resources  Request an FYE Presentation for your High School
 Apply to El Camino College  Contact Us


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 The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing equal opportunity in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex (including sexual harassment), race, color, gender, physical or mental disability, or retaliation.


Last Published 9/15/17