First Year Experience (FYE) Program

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

First Year Experience (FYE) is a two-credit course designed for all new (or nearly new) college students. FYE will provide you with new tools to use in setting and achieving academic and personal goals. It’s about connecting you to the resources, understanding your strengths, and developing the confidence, critical thinking, and academic skills you need to make as few detours as possible on the path to your goals and your success.

Register for a First Year Experience Course

Look for course#: INTS1000 Course Schedule

First Year Experience (FYE) courses are:

If you are not yet an Anoka-Ramsey student, you may want to visit Admissions.

  • Research shows students who enroll in high-impact, student support opportunities, such as a First Year Experience course*:

    • Demonstrate increased retention
    • Show high persistence to succeed
    • Feel more attachment to the college
    • Understand and are more aware of college resources available
    • Experience more personal faculty relationships
    • Feel more prepared for future endeavors

    *Community College Resource Center
    *Associate of American Colleges and Universities

    • Anoka-Ramsey Resources
    • Computer Literacy
    • Your Personal Strengths using Gallop's StrengthQuest!
    • Critical Thinking
    • Self-Responsibility
    • Learning Styles
    • Self-Management
    • Self-Motivation
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Reading, Writing, Test-Taking, Note-Taking

    All students beginning their studies at Anoka-Ramsey who want to grow personally and improve their academic performance should enroll. Students entering Anoka-Ramsey with less than 12 credits are strongly encouraged to enroll to improve these areas.

  • “My behavior has changed. This class can change the way you approach any issues you are having with classes, studying, and taking tests.”

    “I cannot count the many strategies I have learned in this class. It turned out to be much more than I expected, and I would recommend it to everyone that is entering college.”

    “I have noticed a change in my behavior and how I feel toward college. I am more confident in myself, and more relaxed as I enter each college class. I enjoy the small class size we have and feel very comfortable in it. I believe this class was an essential start to my college career.”

    “What was most important was the sense of community in a new atmosphere.”

    “It made me feel more at home at the college to be among students who were there for the first time, it helped me learn how to manage college life.”

    “This class prepared me for anything that came my way during my college experience. I got all the resources I needed to be successful in my education while in this class.”

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