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First Year Experience

Welcome First Year Students!

The campus will remain closed until further notice, please do not attempt to visit the office in person.

You can live chat with a representative from this office using the information at the bottom of this page, or by visiting the Online Student Services Building. Please note that some services are still in the process of being moved online (including access to campus phone extensions and voicemail) and will vary by office.

Welcome New Students!

Welcome new and prospective 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.

Click here to connect with a FYE Counselor or staff member today!


What Are the Benefits?
  • 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

How to Work with FYE During COVID-19

  • Constantly check your school emails and read thoroughly, not only from the FYE program but also from LA City College
  • Find us on Instagram for fun and creative updates (@cityfye)
  • Connect with Success Coaches and Counselors, click on Connect Virtually 
  • Visit the LACC Updated COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information website in order to see the most up-to-date information that impacts our district 
  • Students are still required to complete their tutoring hours but have been reduced to 5 hours/semester (5 hours for English and 5 hours for math) 
    • For math tutoring hours, please make sure you sign up for the appropriate FYE Math Course, add MATH 100/202, or visit the Pi Shoppe by clicking on this link. 
    • For English tutoring hours, please make sure to contact the Writers' Block

Ready to Apply to FYE? Click here to get started!

 Office Hours

During COVID-19, our hours have changed:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Jessica Cerda

FYE Counselor/Coordinator

 Get in touch with FYE Today!

Here are three ways that you can meet with the FYE counselors

  1. Use the Cranium Cafe Scheduler 
  2. Connect with your Success Coach
  3. Use Cranium Cafe Live Chat and chat with a team member

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Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911