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First Year Experience

FYE Facts

FYE students complete their first college semester with higher grade point averages (GPA) than other GCC first-year, full-time students.

Student Type Average GPA
FYE Students 2.32
General First-year, Full-time Students 2.25

More FYE students complete all of their courses their first semester than other first-year, full-time students. In addition, more FYE students enroll in a second semester than other first-year, full-time students. .

Student Type Completed all classes Enrolled in second semester
FYE Students 86% 77%
General First-year, Full-time Students 79% 73%

When asked how much they were involved with the college during their first semester, FYE students reported that they were more involved than other first-year, full-time students in the following ways:

  • Talked about what they learned outside of class
  • Met with other students to study on or off campus
  • Used campus tutoring services

Research indicates that students who are more involved with college life tend to stay in college longer and earn higher grades.

Statistics are from the Fall 2007 semester.


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Content revised 9/27/11