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Starting a new educational journey can be exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are transitioning 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 your educational and career goals.

What do we offer?

  • Priority Registration
  • Guaranteed enrollment in Math and English classes
  • Dedicated faculty members committed to your success
  • Math and English Supplemental Instruction (SI) tutors
  • The Peer-2-Peer Mentor program
  • Special FYE social and extracurricular activities
  • Committed counselors to help you create an educational plan
  • Success coaches to help answer general questions, refer you to resources, and support you on your college journey
  • Book loans for English and Math courses


  • Be a first-time college student
  • Must have completed an assessment and orientation
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units*
  • Must meet with an FYE counselor ONCE a semester for an educational plan
  • Be willing to participate in special FYE events
  • Must be enrolled in FYE Math, English, and Counseling 40A/B/C during the first year
  • Attend math Supplemental Instruction (SI) tutorial sessions
  • Attend Summer Bridge or Summer Orientation

*Some exceptions may apply. Please contact an FYE counselor for more details.


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 Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

 Contact Us

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


Jessica Cerda
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266

Nancy Ruano
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

Paolo Banaag
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1266

Armando A. Garcia
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1266

Kevin F. Dimatulac
(323) 953-4000 ext. 1265

 Make an FYE Counseling Appointment Online

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


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911