freshman year experience
Welcome to LASC Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Program!
Freshman Year Experience is an academic and counseling program geared toward motivating first-year college students.
The goals of FYE are to cultivate first-year student academic achievement and life-long learning. FYE prides itself on its Summer Bridge program, which allows students to earn college credit at no cost to them. During Summer Bridge, we offer extended orientations, summer courses, and one-on-one counseling to assist students as they navigate and prepare for their first year of college.
If you have any questions about our programs and services, please contact us by phone at 323-241-5228, email, or to come visit us in the Library Village, Room 115.
History of the program
In fall 2011, Los Angeles Southwest College received a Title III Predominately Black Institutions grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a five-year Freshman Year Experience (FYE) project.
The grant allows FYE to serve 125 incoming first-time college students per year and implement the following programs and services:
- Extended Orientation
- Summer Bridge
- Learning Communities
- Supplemental Academic Assistance ( supplemental instructions and intensive counseling)
- Faculty Professional Development
During each fall semester, FYE counselors works with FYE participants to develop their individual educational plan. Throughout the academic year, academic skills training is provided, and all participants continue to receive one-on-one counseling to monitor their academic progress.
Summer 2015 Applications
The FYE Summer Bridge Application has been released for this summer's program that will run from July 13 to August 13.
|What Students Said About FYE|
|“I had an excellent experience at the Freshman Experience. I would recommend it to any others whom will be attending Southwest.”|
|“The Freshman Experience was awesome very helpful! It helped me feel better on the first day of school because I learned more things about LASC.”|
|“I suggest that this program becomes mandatory for all the incoming freshmen.”|
|“I thought the Freshman Experience was spectacular. It gave me a very large insight to how the campus is run and how to obtain information on some things I may be concerned about.”|
|FYE FACT! From Fall 2011 semester to Spring 2012 semester, FYE Students had a 78% Persistence Rate, significantly higher than the 46% overall LASC rate.|