First Year Experience Program
Cuyamaca College's inaugural First Year Experience Program (FYE) is a comprehensive and intentional approach to the first year of college, whose purpose is to ensure that students learn and persist through their first year. The FYE program has evolved from our previous Cuyamaca Link early matriculation program. Specifically, FYE not only facilitates mandatory participation in matriculation services, but also employs other effective practices to facilitate first-year success including: full-time enrollment in math, English, and Counseling (previously called “Personal Development”) courses, counseling support, and mentoring. Because students move through their first year as a cohort, this will increase peer-to-peer interactions allowing for more engagement to occur.