First-Year Students

The First College Year (FCY) facilitates your transition to college by helping you engage in academics, become part of the college community, and participate in campus life.

First-Year Advisement

We offer tailored advisement for all first-year students during their first semester and second semester. During these advisement sessions, you will discuss general education requirements, and learn about college policies and course options.

To truly make the most of your college experience, connect to campus both academically and socially!

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First-Year Online Workshop

All incoming first-year students are enrolled in the online first-year topics workshop via Blackboard. These topics will help you develop habits that are essential to your academic success and promote self-awareness and self-reliance by addressing the following topics:

  • Topic 1: HelpSeeking and Principles of College Success
  • Topic 2: Time Management
  • Topic 3: Finding a Home on Campus and Forging Relationships
  • Topic 4: Studying and Test-Taking
  • Topic 5: Academic Research, Writing, and Citations
  • Topic 6: CUNYfirst, BC/CUNY Portals, DegreeWorks, and Self-Enrollment
  • Topic 7: Academic Planning and Advisement
  • Topic 8: Stress Management and Self-Care
  • Topic 9: Career Exploration
  • Topic 10: Scholarships and Financial Literacy

First-Year Reserved Courses

FCY collaborates with academic departments to reserve seats/courses for first year students. Seats/courses are reserved to ensure that first-year students have the opportunity to enroll in a minimum of 15 credits.

Contact Information

First College Year
3207 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5254

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