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First Year Experience

Second Year Experience (SYE)

Second Year Free Tuition!

The California College Promise program has great news! Existing law establishes that the California College Promise provides funding to help pay for student’s first year in college and now dedicated to supporting students in their second year as well! Not only is California supporting college students as they begin college but now helping them complete. 

Benefits of SYE:
  • Free college tuition for the second year of college* 
  • Counselors that focus on helping you stay on track and thrive  
  • Success Coaches to help you explore your future options and address challenges associated to transferring 
  • Collaborations with important resources such as Transfer Center and Career Center
  • Workshops that focus on exploring life after LACC
  • Social events that will engage students  

*must have received first year free tuition through the College Promise program 

Requirements for the SYE program:
  • Must have completed College Promise Requirements within their first year at LACC, which includes:
    • Enrolled as a fulltime student throughout their fall and spring semester of their first year
    • Maintained equivalent or over a 2.0 GPA within their first year
    • Completed a summer bridge experience the summer prior to their first semester in college
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units each semester** 
  • Have completed at least 24 units by the end of your first year** 
  • Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act 
  • Meet with a SYE counselor once a asemester
  • Meet with a SYE success coach at least once a semester

**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.

Additional Requirements for Fall 2020 SYE Cohort:

Students must get involved on campus, which can be achieved by:

  • All students must join a club or major/career specific group within their 2nd year, or
  • Become a peer mentor for incoming first year students, or
  • Volunteer/participate in the LACC Open House in spring 2020, or
  • Participate in the Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) program

Must attend a mandatory SYE Summer Bridge experience before the start of your second year at LACC

Must work with Success Coach to set goals and create a plan to achieve those goals

 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

 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


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911