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Welcome to Berkeley City College’s First Year Experience (FYE) Program!

The mission of FYE is to help you, a first-time college student, obtain an associate degree in two years and direct you to the right classes to transfer to a four-year college or university. This innovative cohort program provides intensive support and early planning to help you succeed in college.


The First Year Experience Program curriculum is designed to engage students by offering complementary curriculum (joint assignments) that is both challenging and collaborative. The spirit of the curriculum is to educate, as you might expect, but to also build community amongst students and faculty.


You may apply to this program if you qualify for English 1A or college level English Reading and Composition. For application details, see the last page of the First Year Experience Handbook for Fall 2015 (also listed on the left sidebar).


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