Navigating college for the first time can be confusing. Here at FYE, we believe that no student should feel like they are alone in their college journey. We believe that every student should have a support group that guides, encourages, and challenges them along the way. That's why we created FYE!
The FYE Program is a specialized one-year program designed for first-year college students to help them start off strong at Moorpark College. Our mission is to keep you on track in achieving your academic goals, help you get involved on campus, and give you a built-in social circle of peers who you will journey with– ultimately making your experience at Moorpark College a time of great academic and personal growth.
This program is intended to both support and challenge students. To view the benefits and requirements of FYE, click the tabs below.
By signing up for the FYE Program, students will receive the following benefits:
- Opportunity to enroll in classes before most students
- Priority registration will be awarded for one (1) academic year, starting the spring semester of the student's first year. This includes spring, summer, and fall semesters.
- Individual assistance with the registration process
Personal Student Success Coach
- One-on-one support to connect students to resources on campus
- Advocate for student learning and excellence in achieving goals
Customized Academic and Career Counseling
- Easily accessible academic counselors
- Assist students to create education plans to reach transfer and degree goals
Student Success Center (offered once campus re-opens)
- Home away from home
- Computers available and safe learning space
- All Student Success Staff housed in one convenient location
Academic and social events specific to FYE students
- Summer Kickoff (1-day Summer Orientation)
- Student Success Workshops
- Virtual Community Hours (casual online hangouts to meet and connect with peers)
IMPORTANT: These benefits are contingent upon whether students complete the requirements of the program. Failure to complete the requirements puts students at risk of losing some or all of the program benefits.
In order to join the FYE program, students must:
Apply for Admission to Moorpark College
Complete the three-part Student Success Checklist:
REQUIRED: Complete ONE College Strategies class during the fall semester.
Choose ONE of the following (each of the following classes qualify as meeting the College Strategies requirement):
COL M01: College Strategies
Develops students’ learning strategies for college and life skill success. Examines and practices critical thinking, study methods, learning styles, time management, test preparation and test taking, and self-regulated learning. Addresses psychological, physiological, and sociological issues that impact the culture of higher education and help prepare students for college readiness.
COUN M02: Career and Life Planning
Provides a thorough study for career development, academic goals, and life planning. Includes assessment tools for identifying personality type; clarifying interests, skills, and values; and establishing college majors and careers. Addresses psychological and social issues that impact career and life choices. Covers decision-making processes, labor market trends, career research, interviewing skills, and résumé writing.
COUN M05: College Strategies
Develops students’ learning strategies for college success. Examines and practices critical thinking, study methods, learning styles, time management, test preparation and test taking, and self-regulated learning.
COUN M10: Student Success: EOPS
Introduces college information, resources, and skills that promote student success. Presents the history of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and the role of past and current theory on social justice and advocacy that strengthens EOPS. Covers campus resources, and strategies to navigate the college system such as the college catalog, website, portal, and university websites. Provides instruction on educational planning to reach certificate, degree, and transfer goals. Identifies student learning challenges and examines study skill strategies to ensure student success.
LS M03: Personal Development and Study Strategies
Note: Instruction designed to meet the educational needs of students with or without disabilities.
Introduces strategies and skills to enhance academic success and personal growth for lifelong learning. Includes gaining self-awareness of personal responsibility, motivation, learning style preferences, career and life planning, goal setting, communication, stress reduction and the development of a self-management system. Integrates self-awareness through learning specific study strategies, including note taking, test taking, and research. Emphasizes critical thinking skills and engagement with resources on campus and in the community.
You are required to be enrolled in one of these courses in order to be part of FYE.
- Note: All of these courses are a 3 unit course that is UC and CSU transferrable. This means that students may use these units toward the 60 unit requirement to transfer.
Complete English and Math within the first year (fall or spring)
Schedule and attend at least one (1) FYE Academic Counseling appointment per semester
Schedule and attend at least two (2) FYE Student Success Coaching appointments per semester
For continued eligibility once in the program, students must:
Maintain a 2.0 GPA
Be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 units or more)
IMPORTANT: Failure to meet these requirements may put students at risk of losing some or all benefits of the FYE Program.