Future Students

First Year Experience

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If you are a first-time college student or need to build a foundation for success in college-level classes, FYE will provide you a supportive and caring environment to enhance your career, social and academic skills.

All Students Will:

  • Attend the FYE Orientation in the fall and monthly extended orientations
  • Enroll in designated sections of "Student Success" (ACA 100) to enhance academic support skill, note-taking, strengthening memory and time management
  • Participate in FYI faculty-led lab sessions, weekly tutoring and study groups
  • Enjoy ongoing intrusive advising and monitoring of progress


  • Cohort structure offers a community atmosphere and an opportunity to build relationships with other students, faculty, and staff
  • Make strong connections and communications with students in your cohort, peer mentors, faculty, advisers and others who support you
  • Receive structured support for your college success
  • Assistance in identifying and overcoming barriers to your success
  • Introduction to campus resources and services that will enable you to succeed
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Additional support services at Arundel Mills 
  • Priority Registration

What Must You Do To Join:

  • Complete an application to the college
  • Attend one of the following FYE Information Sessions in the Florestano Building Room 101 AACC Arnold:
    • 6 p.m. Monday, June 27
    • 2 p.m. Friday, July 8
    • 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21
    • 2 p.m. Thursday, August 4
  • Complete FYE application
  • Schedule an interview with FYE Representative
  • Sign FYE Commitment Contract
  • Register for courses and enroll in FYE section of ACA 100
  • Attend new student orientation

Complete an application today!

Contact Information
Cedric R. Harris
FYE Coordinator