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First Year Experience, Cosumnes River College.

Welcome to the First Year Experience at CRC!

Welcome to the First Year Experience at CRC!


The First Year Experience (FYE) is designed to give each new student a strong start to college by providing planning, support, and guidance as students begin their educational journey.  Faculty and staff will help you succeed in finding the right classes for your major and intended path.  Through peer support and relationship building with CRC faculty, staff, and community, you will be successful!

Through FYE, students are introduced and encouraged to take advantage of all that CRC has to offer that promotes academic and social success.   


First Year Experience

First Year Experience

Benefits of the FYE

Benefits of the FYE

What are the benefits of signing up for the First Year Experience?

  • Access to and assistance with the priority registration process
  • Participation in the two-week Summer Experience                                                                  (August 5th - August 16th, 2019)
    • Highly interactive math and English skill workshops
    • Lunch provided daily
    • Life skills workshops and activities that ease the transition from high school to college 
  • Assistance getting textbooks for fall and spring term upon completion of the Summer Experience 
  • Individual counseling, tutoring, mentoring and educational planning 
  • FYE faculty and staff support throughout your first year in college 

 What are the Requirements of joining FYE?

  • You must be a first-time college student
  • Attend every day of the Summer Experience; and be present at monthly check-ins with faculty and staff during the first year.  
  • You will stay enrolled in the classes listed on your Student Educational Plan (iSEP)
  • You will maintain a 15 unit course load during each fall and spring semester that you are enrolled in FYE*
  • You will maintain a 2.5 GPA or tutoring is mandatory

*Students with disabilities maybe approved for reduced units as an accommodation by Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS).

Student Comments About the FYE Summer Experience:


"The best part of the FYE Summer Experience was having a smooth transition from the 'high school' attitude/study habits to the college system and how you should prepare."


"Staff and faculty were the best!  The lady in the Career Center and the people in Counseling and the entire FYE staff were patient and helpful.  The College Skills instructors were interactive."


"I feel much more prepared for college!  I love the instructors, the people, everything."​


"Ten out of ten, would do again, would recommend to all."


"Met an amazing math instructor thanks to this program whom I love to get help from."


"The best part was being able to build my network and attempt to make new friends from different backgrounds."


"I wish more people could join such a great program."


"This program will help you be one step ahead of students not attending the program."


"I know what to expect now and how I can be a successful student."


"It (FYE) helps a lot.  The time went by super fast, you build new connections and demonstrate great advanced engagement."


You are a part of the campus community here at CRC. We can help you achieve your goals!  

Have questions? Need information? E-mail us at CRC-FYE (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu or call (916) 691-7031.