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  • FYE is an amazing program that Santa Monica College offers. It really helped me transition from high school to college. The best part was the early enrollment registration because it helped me get all the classes I wanted and needed without a problem. FYE counselors are amazing because they are really interested in helping you reach your goal. They explain to you every step you need to take in order to transfer to the school you wish to go to. This was truly a great program to be a part of.

    Jennifer Zuniga


    The First Year Experience program that Santa Monica College offers is amazing. Even though I am the first member in my family to go to college, FYE helped make the transition from high school to college a whole lot easier. The best part of this program was the early enrollment - a college student's dream! This helped me get all the classes I needed on time and before anybody else. My favorite part about this program has to be the FYE counselors because they are determined to help you reach your goal. They explain step by step what you need to do in order to transfer to the school of your dreams. This was such an amazing program to be a part of.

    Alan Mozo


    The First Year Experience (FYE) program offered at Santa Monica College helped me to not just get the classes that I needed before other students, it also gave me a taste of the real college experience. This made me feel more confident as the professors assigned to instruct us taught us strategies to succeed in our first semester in college. Moreover, the counselors helped me choose my classes wisely and carefully explained to me the units I needed to transfer depending on my major and my school(s) of choice.

    Brenda Martinez


    The First Year Experience program at Santa Monica College was pivotal to my successful transition into college. As a first generation college student, I possessed minimal knowledge on the required steps that would ensure my academic success. The First Year Experience program not only provided me with an excellent resource and support system, through exceptional one-on-one counseling with attentive counselors, but also made my first semester in college an enjoyable one. Additionally, the program allowed me to enroll into all my required classes during my first year, due to the priority enrollment date I received as part of the program. I would recommend the First Year Experience program to all first year students, no matter how knowledgeable they are about the college experience.

    Oliver Merida

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