Do I need to take FYI?
Students who meet any of the following criteria must successfully complete FYI during their first quarter at CBC:
However, transfer students do not need to take FYI. 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?
During FYI, students attend the seminar as well as workshops on different topics of study. Students also go on a campus tour. Students first meet within seminar groups during FYI. The instructors take attendance 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 will also learn how to use Canvas.
FYI also includes an education planning session with your instructor. Students learn how to 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 before the start of every quarter (typically 1-2 weeks before the first day of the 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. Students choose a section of FYI which fits their schedule when registering for classes. It is offered three times throughout the day and is three days long, three hours each day.
FYI is also offered in an online format. However, this course is reserved for students who will not be able to attend the in-person offerings.
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 101 or HDEV 135.
Whom do people contact if they have questions about FYI?
Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at email@example.com
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