First-Year Experience for New Students Beginning Fall 2022

Monday, July 11, 2022
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Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, all new students will need to take a First Year Experience (FYE) course, FYE101 or FYE103. These courses are a degree requirement for Maricopa Community Colleges students who are beginning any degree or transfer program.

So, which course is right for you? Look at the questions below and determine your best fit!




FYE101 is a 1-credit course designed to help students learn how to succeed at your Maricopa Community College. You will explore your field of interest, confirm your program or degree pathway, understand the financial considerations for your career, and meet with your advising team.

Are you a student who:

  • is returning to college and needs to focus on completing a degree or transferring to a 4-year university?
  • is transferring from another college but new to Maricopa?
  • is confident in your chosen program of study and would like to take a deeper dive into your respective field of interest?
  • recently completed high school or another early college program and feels on track for your next steps in Maricopa?
  • is paying out of pocket and needs to consider every option?


If the majority of the above apply to you, then FYE101 is right for you!

Find FYE101 Classes at GCC





FYE103 is a 3-credit course that is similar to FYE101, but it also helps students determine what program is best for them, provides strategies for school/life balance, assists in preparing students for work in a diverse world, and provides opportunities for students to build connections.

Are you a student who:

  • is new to college and unsure/anxious around college expectations and available resources?
  • is undecided on your major or field of interest and needs some help researching and considering the best options for you and your future?
  • is concerned about taking math, English or other pre-requisite courses that align with your major and need to have additional information on how to be successful throughout the first year?
  • has been out of school/college for more than 3 years and/or is concerned about your ability to manage work, school, family, and life?
  • needs to meet full-time enrollment requirements for financial aid or scholarships and is concerned about taking more than 4 classes?
  • would benefit from understanding of how you prioritize your finances while a college student and after you graduate?
  • is interested in learning about resources available to support your academic pathway, like transportation, child care, housing, and/or additional financial assistance?
  • is interested in understanding your own identity better and how to appreciate differences in your peers?


If the majority of the above apply to you, then FYE103 is right for you!

Find FYE103 Classes at GCC