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First Year Experience at SMC

First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed especially for new students.  The FYE program assists new students by giving them a head start at SMC and it's free!  FYE connects you to campus resources and provides you with strategies for college success.  FYE also creates a network of friends, faculty, and staff that will support you during your first year in college.  

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FYE Program Benefits

  • College Hacks: one-day orientation seminar to meet other first-year students,discover campus resources, explore career options, and receive educational planning to reach your goals.
  • Priority enrollment: an earlier date to register for and get the classes you need.
  • Counseling: dedicated academic and career counseling to answer questions, offer support, and create an educational plan to help you transfer, earn an associate degree, or certificate faster.
  • Network: opportunity to meet with and connect with other FYE students.​
  • Swag: sign up early to receive free SMC stuff!

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at (310) 434-8101 or at FYE@smc.edu.