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First Year Experience (FYE)

The First Year Experience program is designed to help students acquire the necessary academic and life-skills to succeed in their first year of college. Students get practical academic skills and engage in college-wide activities and events. Look for FYE designated classes in our course schedule in English, ESL, Math and Personal Development.

FYE students are eligible to participate in on and off-campus activities and events such as:

  • Wolverine Days: a college kick-off and welcome event that plugs you into the club, services and campus life at Sierra College.
  • Learning Communities: join a Learning Community (a pair or group of classes student take together) and get the benefits of a community of students just like you and a team of experienced faculty dedicated to your success.
  • Campus Tours: Visit Cal State and University of California schools around the Northern California like San Jose State, Sonoma State, San Francisco State, Sac State, Chico State, UC Davis, & UC Berkeley, all for FREE!
  • Special Workshops: Money Management, Healthy Relationships, & Healthy Eating.

Membership includes you on our email list so you can stay informed about FYE activities.

Which courses are eligible for FYE?

The main goal of FYE is to help students to be successful in the following courses, and we serve all new Sierra College students:

  • English: 501, 570/570L, 50/50L, 571, N, A
  • ESL 540R, 2
  • Math: 581, 582, 584, A, D, Math Anxiety
  • Computer Information Systems: 30, 50
  • Personal Development: 8 (Introduction to College)

If you are eligible for or enrolled in any of these classes, you get to take part in all of the FYE activities and services.

Help with finding all the campus resources to meet your goals and graduate/transfer: Financial Aid and Scholarships, Career Opportunities, Academic Counseling, Health Services, Academic Workshops, Multicultural Events & Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities.

Join the FYE Club Council

Membership form.
Email our current chair at

Summer Bridge Program

´╗┐Summer Bridge at Sierra College is a way for students who just barely missed assessing into English A, 50, or Math 582 to make up coursework and tighten skills so that they can get into those classes. Summer Bridge is a short summer program that will save a semester of coursework, and the best part is that it is free.

Please contact Mark Kwoka ( for questions. Enroll soon as space is limited.

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