The First-year Experience (FYE) at LVC introduces our students to the best of the college: intensive intellectual questioning, meaningful relationships with faculty and students in a close community setting, and focused development of the competencies necessary for success at college and beyond.
Your FYE will develop your critical thinking and communication skills, while also supporting you through your transition into college life. FYE classes have two components: first, a core 3-credit class focused on traditional academic skills like writing and analysis, and, second, a companion 1-credit class focused on transitional skills like coping with stress, planning for your career, managing time, and understanding major and general education (here called “Constellation”) requirements. Transfer students will take a different version of this 1-credit class that is tailored to supporting their successful transition to LVC.
Your FYE will provide you not only with the skills necessary to succeed academically at LVC, but also the community and relationships necessary to thrive here so that you will be ready to take advantage of the many opportunities LVC offers.
Please take a few minutes to review the FYE requirements and sections that are scheduled for Fall 2023. You will make your FYE selections in advance of New Student Advising, which begins in May.
FYE 111H First-year Experience I (4 credits) – Special-Purpose Courses
Students who have enrolled in the honors program are asked to select one of the following FYE courses.
The following FYE may be taken by Exploratory (undecided) majors.
FYE 111 First-year Experience I (4 credits) – General-Purpose Courses
The following courses are open to all students who are required to take FYE 111, and who are not assigned to one of the special-purpose sections.
FYE 112 First-year Experience II (3-4 credits)
The following courses are open to first-year students who are required to take FYE 112 (3 credits). A 1-credit FYE 112C companion course is also required.
The following course is open to transfer students who are required to take FYE 112 (3 credits). Transfer students may also take FYE 112 in the spring semester, when more options will be offered. Students must also take FYE 113 (1 credit), which can be scheduled independently from FYE 112.
FYE 113 Introduction to the First-year Experience (1 credit)
The following courses are open to transfer students who are required to take FYE 113.