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Welcome new LACC students! Starting a new educational journey can be exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are directly transitioning to college from high school or attending college for the first time, there are many decisions to make and challenges to face.

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help you be successful in your first year of college by providing a supportive, nurturing environment complete with educational and career guidance, so you may achieve all of your personal goals.

What do we offer?

  • First two years of classes is free (enrollment fees) via LA College Promise and AB19/AB2
  • Priority Registration
  • Guaranteed enrollment in math, English, and other important classes
  • Dedicated faculty members committed to your success
  • Math and English Supplemental Instruction (SI) tutors
  • Special FYE social and extracurricular activities
  • Committed counselors to help you create an educational plan for degree completion, transfer to university, and/or preparing for your career
  • Success Coaches to help answer general questions, refer resources, and support you on your college journey
  • Free laptops and travel abroad opportunities
  • Participate in the Second Year Experience (SYE) after completing your first year

Requirements

  • Be a first-time college student (college classes taken in high school are approved)
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units each semester 
  • Must be enrolled in FYE math, English, and counseling courses (40A/B/C) during the first year
  • Must meet with an FYE counselor AND a success coach once per semester
  • Attend math Supplemental Instruction (SI) tutorial sessions (approximately 10 hours)
  • Attend mandatory Summer Bridge experience the summer before you begin classes

Some exceptions to requirements may apply, including for students with a disability who participate in the OSS program. Please meet with an FYE counselor for more details.

 Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1264

 

Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266
cerdaj@lacitycollege.edu

 See an FYE Counselor

Please visit our office for a walk-in academic counseling session or to make an appointment with the counselor. 

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911