First Year Experience
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Amber Alatorre
Counselor, FYE Coordinator
Room: I4-303

Roxann Ascencio
FYE Support Staff
First Year Experience
First Year Experience

Student Services
First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE Mission Statement

The mission of FYE is to create an environment that supports a first year students’ academic and social transition into the San Diego Mesa College community. The program offers students a comprehensive first-year experience that empowers them as engaged learners, integrates them into the college community as meaningful participants in campus life, and facilitates their successful transition into future transfer and career pathways.

Be Prepared. Be Connected.

FYE was created to help seniors make the transition from high school to college life. FYE is a cool new program at San Diego Mesa College created to help you succeed. Click here to meet the Mesa College Student Ambassadors who will help you along the way!

Be in the know. Be a success.

FYE gives you help with applying, early registration, and all the academic support you need to succeed in your first year in college and beyond.

Getting Started

Being part of FYE is easy!

FYE Flyer PDF FYE Getting Started Flyer


Contact Outreach if you have questions about being part of FYE.


FYE is a program for recently graduated high school seniors. As an FYE student you are committing to your education and your goals. You will enroll in 12 or more units for your fall and spring semester. You must enroll in English and Math each semester as it applies to your major and Personal Growth 120 in the fall. This is what your first year might look like:

Fall Semester
Course Units
Math 3-5
English 3-6
Personal Growth 120 3
General Education Course 3-5
Spring Semester
Course Units
Math 3-5
English 3
General Education Course 3-5
General Education Course 3-5


Do you have questions about FYE? Simply:

  • Contact your high school counselor. Tell them you want to be a part of FYE at Mesa College.
  • Call the Mesa College Outreach office at 619-388-2230
  • Email us
  • Visit us at Mesa. Outreach is located in room I4-101 located in the Student Services (I400) Building.

We'll help you every step of the way, including:

  • application assistance
  • English and Math assessment tests
  • San Diego Mesa College orientation
  • FYE counseling and support services
  • and best of all, early registration for your first two semesters at San Diego Mesa College

Important Information for Current FYE Students

Contact information for current FYE students

If you are a current FYE student and have questions regarding class registration, student ed plans or other issues, please contact the Counseling Office at 619-388-2672.

Counseling appointments are booked a week in advance but you are welcome to come and do a drop in appointment for a quick 15-minute session with a counselor. All counselors are up-to-date on FYE so you can see any counselor that is available.

The Counseling Office is located on the 3rd floor of the the I400 building in room I4-303.

Progress Reports

Students in the FYE program participate in mid semester progress reports. The goal of progress reports is to help students start a conversation with their professors and check in on their progress. If there are any areas of concern in your classes you will be encouraged to talk to your Personal Growth professor to discuss options.

FYE Progress Report PDF FYE FALL 2018 Progress Report Worksheet