2010 Promising Practices: First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience efforts are comprehensive approaches designed to improve success rates and increase retention of first-year students. FYE programs may include interventions focused on the streamlining admissions processes, increasing financial aid uptake, community outreach, student success courses, and targeted orientation and advisement.

Promising Practices in First-Year Experience include: El Paso Community College's College Readiness Initiative and PREP; Northern Virginia Community College’s FYE program; and Yakima Valley’s Mandatory New Student Orientation.

This report is part of our 2010 Promising Practices (full report).

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