If you do not fit into any of these categories or are unsure if you need to complete FYI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens at FYI?
Students will choose a section of FYI which fits their schedule. FYI is typically before the start of the quarter. The section of FYI is four days, three hours each day. During those four days, students attend a variation of seminar, interest modules, and educational planning classes, as well as a campus tour. FYI is offered in both a hybrid and all online format -- either way new students are exposed to online learning strategies and strategies to maximize academic success.
During FYI, students meet first within seminar groups. Seminars are similar to homerooms. Role is taken and students discuss college expectations, terminology, study skills, CBC learning outcomes, campus resources, characteristics of successful students, academic honesty, and how to develop an educational plan. Students also discuss what they have learned in their modules. These seminar sessions are taught by CBC faculty/staff and will happen at the beginning of the students' FYI time block.
Students attend an educational planning session. During this session, students create a quarter by quarter plan in line with their educational goal. Students are encouraged to plan all the necessary classes in order to achieve their degree, certificate, or needed transfer credits.
When is FYI?
FYI classes are offered every quarter. Please refer to the quarterly class schedule for specific dates and times. Students should be prepared to complete their FYI requirement before their first quarter at CBC.
How do I register?
Students sign up for FYI when they register for their first quarter of classes. Class times and line numbers appear in the quarterly class schedule.
Students requesting a transcript review to forgo the FYI requirement should make an appointment with a CBC counselor or advisor at least one month prior to the first quarter in which they plan to enroll.
Why is FYI mandatory?
CBC believes it is important to assist students in their transition to college. FYI was created to improve student retention and reduce the number of students on academic probation. Additionally, the state of Washington requires college and universities to adopt policies that ensure students enrolled in degree and certificate programs complete them in a timely manner in order to make the most efficient use of instructional resources. (SB 5135, passed into law in May 2003.)
What if a student does not complete FYI?
Students who do not successfully complete FYI will not be allowed to register for classes the following quarter.
What if I fail FYI?
FYI is a Pass/Fail course. If a student earns below 90 percent, they earn a failing grade and must take one of the following three credit courses before the end of their second quarter: HDEV 100 or HDEV 135.
Contact the FYI Director at email@example.com.
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