First-Year Students

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!

First-Year Seminars

Your First-Year Seminar (FYS) is an interactive, hands-on class in which you will work closely with your professor and classmates to explore how course topics relate to your own experiences and those of your peers.

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: Help Seeking 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

The Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success 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

Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success
3207 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5471

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