First Year Experience

Are you ready for your First Year of college?

Antelope Valley College created the First Year Experience (FYE) program to support the successful academic and social transition of new students into the college community.

Get started by completing these 5 simple steps:

  1. Complete your college application for AVC

  2. Complete your Online Orientation

  3. Complete your Assessment

  4. Get your Abbreviated Education plan 

  5. Complete your Financial Aid Application


FYE students will have access to the following benefits:

Standard Student Expectations:

  • Enroll as a full-time student (12-15units) No withdrawals or repeats

  • Enroll in 3 consecutive semesters

  • Complete a minimum of 24 units in the first year (30 preferred)

  • Enroll in Human Development 101

  • Attend Summer Bridge and/or Summer Boot Camp

  • Actively Participate in the Peer Mentoring program (Minimum of 8 peer mentor meetings per semester)

  • Participate in Tutoring

  • Attend Academic Success Workshops & Activities (Minimum of 4 per semester)

  • Meet with FYE Counselor to complete a Comprehensive Education Plan (By the end of their 1st semester)

The perks!

  • Special Coding for Priority Registration

  • Registration Counseling and Course Scheduling Assistance

  • Priority Consideration for services such as Books H.E.L.P., SRC, Pantry, Bus Passes, etc.

  • Priority Consideration for career and professional development opportunities and conferences, tours

  • Advance access to other programs and services

Visit us in the Learning Center, Room 120!

You can sign up for a peer mentor and learn about more connecting with programs, services, and events for success.


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Funding provided by U.S. Department of Education Title V HSI Grant
Last updated: April 3, 2019