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First Year Experience

The First-Year Experience at the College of Charleston is an academic program designed to integrate new students into the academic and cultural community of the College.  All of the courses give new students an opportunity to work closely with top-level faculty, to meet other new students at the beginning of the school year, smooth their transition to college, and provide them with the skills that will help them succeed throughout their academic careers.  To delve more deeply into the First-Year Experience courses, please visit our courses section of the webpage.

FYE in the News

FYE Course Links-See what past (and current) courses are doing!

Experience Interdisciplinary Connections

Experience Learning in Context

If you are an entering first-year student at the College of Charleston during the 2015-16 school year, and feel that you should be exempt from the First-Year Experience requirement, download the waiver form and either email it to or deliver it to the New Student Programs office.