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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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The FYE Advantage​

  • College Hacks: attend a one-day orientation to meet other students with similar interests, explore career ​paths, and get to know SMC.  Sign up by email invitation.
  • Swag: ​sign up early to receive free SMC stuff!
  • Priority enrollment: ​an earlier date to register and get the classes you need.
  • Counseling: dedicated academic and career counseling to support you and help you pick the right classes to transfer, earn an associate degree, or certificate faster. 

If you already participated in a FYE College Hacks session, please complete the survey.

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

FYE Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Take advantage of Job and Volunteer opportunities specifically for FYE students.


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