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First Year Experience Program

What It Is

The goal of the First Year Experience Program (FYE) is to provide an efficient, supportive process for eligible freshmen to make a seamless transition from high school to college.  With student success as its main goal, the program will focus on helping students to become aware of, and to make effective use of campus resources.  Additionally, the program will provide students with information and tools necessary to progress successfully towards their degree objectives.  Services offered through the program include:

  • A 6-week Summer Bridge program to strengthen academic preparation in basic skills reading, writing and study skills
  • Priority registration for the Fall and Spring semester of the first year
  • One-on-one counseling appointments and educational planning
  • Student success peer support
  • Special activities and events throughout the year 

Why You Should Do It

Students participating in this program will be prepared to “hit the ground running” during their first semester at Miramar College.    

Who Is Eligible To Participate

You are eligible for the First Year Experience (FYE) Program if you meet and complete the following requirements:

1)  Have a high school diploma/GED or you're 18 years of age

2)  Never previously attended college

3)  First Generation College Student (Parents do not have a 4-year college degree)

4)  Take Math and English assessment exams (Miramar College only)

5)  Place into English basic skill levels

6)  Commit to the program and requirements for the entire year

7)  Complete the FYE Summer Bridge Program prior to the Fall semester 

8)  Be a full-time student (12 or more semester units) during the fall and spring semester.

Requirements & Deadlines

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Step Action (Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list) Priority Deadline
1 Apply online to San Diego Community College District - San Diego Miramar College at: April 28, 2016
2 Take Miramar Assessment both Math and English:  April 28, 2016
3 Complete First Year Experience (FYE) Application May 2, 2016
4 FYE Application review period May 3 - June 1, 2016
5 Students notified of program admissions June 1 - 16, 2016

Attend Summer Bridge Orientation

June 24, 2016
7 Begin 6-week Summer Bridge Program  June 27 - Aug 6, 2016
8 Commit to the FYE Program for the entire first year.  End of Spring 2017
All dates subject to change.


First Year Experience Application

Application Deadline for Summer 2016 has Passed. Please check back soon for more information.

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