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Answer: No—you must attend one of the FYE Orientation dates in July in order to participate in FYE for the 2013-14 school year. Orientation will be held on four dates: July 8, 9, 10, or 11. Admitted FYE students must attend one of these Orientation dates, no exceptions.
Answer: No—you must place below transfer level in BOTH English and math.
Answer: The COC application and online orientation should be taken on or after April 1, and should be complete in the month of April. The COC application must be complete prior to taking the English and math assessment, which is due prior to submitting the FYE application May 1 - 15.
Answer: The FYE program was created to increase the persistence, retention, and success of first-time students at College of the Canyons. Research shows that our target audience—students that assess below transfer-level in English and math—are more likely to drop out of college than students that are “college ready.” By design, FYE provides support to this student population during the crucial transition from high school to college. Our program is also funded by a grant from the Basic Skills Initiative of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
Answer: Absolutely. Please refer to the following COC websites for information on programs and services available to our students:
Answer: We will be offering more class sections this summer and fall than we have in the past several years. Our experience this year is that new students were able to register for a full schedule, if they were willing to be flexible in their class choices and location. Given their status as new students, they have the most courses to choose from in order to meet their educational goals.
Answer: Yes! Preparation prior to taking the English and math assessment can improve your level of placement, which translates into fewer English and math courses required to reach your educational goal. Please visit the COC Assessment website for information on assessment preparation.
Answer: Yes. We will have a large offering of classes this summer session and encourage all our incoming students to begin their study prior to the fall semester. There are a few guidelines FYE students must be aware of:
- FYE students cannot take any of the three Counseling classes required for the FYE program: Counseling 111, 010, and 142.
- FYE students taking summer classes must make sure that their class meeting time does not conflict with their FYE Orientation date and time.
Answer: The placement tests are offered on either the Valencia Campus or the Canyon Country campus. For hours and location, please visit the COC Assessment website.
Answer: Yes. Hart District students who have taken courses at COC prior to graduating this year are eligible for the FYE program, as long as these courses are not required for the FYE program (Counseling 111, 010, 142).