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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Join FYE!

  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

Statistics provided by the office of Institutional Research.

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 a community based program 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
  • A Guarantee Set of Classes
  • Orientation 
  • FYE Bilingual Counselor 
  • Learning Community Courses 
  • Strategies for Success in College
  • FYE Faculty
  • Field Trips
  • Peer Mentors 
  • El Camino College Email Account 
  • Financial Aid 
  • Scholarship

The FYE Program Provides you with a Supportive College Environment

  • Studying and learning in groups
  • Accessing vital campus and college resources
  • Exploring a chosen major
  • Creating an educational plan
  • Developing important study skills
  • Interacting in a multicultural environment
  • One-On-One Counseling
  • Learning how to access & manage electronic information such as email, the Internet, and library databases


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First Year Experience Program
310.900.1600 ext. 2761

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