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First-Year Experience

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About FYE

First-Year Experience (FYE) is a year-long college program focused on providing first-year students with the services and support needed to transition successfully to college. The program encourages academic achievement, social integration, and personal success with the assistance of a strong support network of peers, staff, and faculty. Students participate in an orientation and receive individual college planning and financial aid application assistance, referrals to college resources, mentoring, and tutoring support; they participate in academic enrichment, career, and social activities throughout the year as well.

Graduating high school students from eligible local public high schools will receive additional resources from Palomar Promise. This will include tuition and textbook assistance for the first year. All Palomar Promise students will also receive the benefits of participating in FYE.

The philosophy of the First-Year Experience program is to empower and support students in their goal of obtaining higher education. The program creates mechanisms which help students understand the college process. By fostering partnership with faculty, staff, and support services the program seeks to enhance retention of all first-year students. The First-Year Experience program values individuality and diversity, and recognizes that students enter college with varying knowledge and goals. The program is committed to assist students to gain and maintain motivation, and to completing set goals.

FYE 2018 Informational Flyer

FYE 2018 Informational Flyer- Español

Contact Information
First Year Experience Program
Office: Palomar College Teaching & Learning Center, TLC-100
Phone: 760-744-1150, Ext 3931


September 2018

Week 6

Campus Police Services Tuesday 09/25, 1:00-2:00pm

Goal Setting & Motivation                 Wednesday 09/26, 9:30-10:30am

Establishing Good Credit                Wednesday 09/26, 9:30-10:30am

Test Taking Strategies                                  Thursday 09/27, 2:00-3:00pm


Test Taking Strategies                                  Tuesday 10/02, 3:00-4:00pm

Managing Stress and Test Anxiety Wednesday 10/03, 9:30-10:30am

Car Buying                                                Thursday 10/04, 2:00-3:00pm

Exploring Majors & Career Interests Friday 10/05, 11:00am-12:00pm