Office of First Year Experience
Office of First Year Experience is a
program that will provide participating students academic
support in reading, writing, study skills and math. It is the
goal of this program to ensure that all qualified participants
receive personal and academic counseling, course advisement,
tutorial services and peer tutoring. The program seeks to
improve the retention and graduation rates of its participants
by providing comprehensive services which is tailored to the
needs of the individual student. Students are also provided an
array of cultural activities.
The incoming student is administered standardized tests in three basic skills areas: reading,
English and math computation. Since these tests are used for placement, they are given to the
student no later than one (1) week prior to each Semester.
An individual interview at the
beginning, middle, and end of each semester is arranged between
each basic skills level student and the First Year Experience Specialist(s). The purpose of
this interview is to discuss individual strengths, weaknesses, and progress. These discussions
are based on frequent observation of the student by the First
Year Experience Specialist(s).
Students are tested again during the last two (2) weeks of the
semester to determine the level
of progress achieved. Recommendations for further review, if indicated by these results, are made
to the student. Students must score the equivalent grade of 13.0 in all basic skills areas before
review is no longer recommended.