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First Year Experience

Welcome First Year Students!

Student Services Are Now Offered Online

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.

Please visit the tab "FYE & COVID-19" for informaiton.  

 

 

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.

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 and English in their first semester and counseling courses (40A/B/C) during the summer, fall, and spring of their first year
  • Must meet with an FYE counselor AND a success coach once per semester
  • Attend Supplemental Instruction (SI) tutorial sessions (approximately 10 hours for math and English)
  • 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.

Ready to Get Started? Click "Apply to FYE" bar on the left or click here to get directed to the page

 Office Hours

During COVID-19, our hours have changed:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Contact Us

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

 

Jessica Cerda

FYE Counselor/Coordinator
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2266
cerdaj@lacitycollege.edu

 Get in touch with FYE Today!

Here are three ways that you can meet with an FYE counselor:

  1. Contact the FYE program by sending an email to cityfye@gmail.com
  2. Connect with your Success Coach
  3. Use Cranium Cafe Live Chat and connect with a team member

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