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Welcome to FYE!

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The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive program designed to facilitate academic success. It engages and supports first year students and transfer students with fewer than 15 college credits. In short, the FYE is dedicated to helping students become successful Seahawks! FYE activities must be completed during the first year at Broward College.

First Year Experience; 

If you have not yet applied to Broward College, go to our Admissions page to apply.


New Student Orientation (NSO) | Register for the orientation with Admissions.

  • You MUST attend an NSO which will introduce you to the Career Pathways at Broward College. You will also complete a career assessment to assist with identifying the career choice that is best for you, receive academic advisement and register for classes.


First Flight | Register at NSO.

  • This mandatory session will serve as the official welcome to the Seahawk Nation of Broward College.  You will be introduced to the tools and resources to support your academic success, as well as learn about classroom expectations from both students and faculty.  You will also learn about ways to get involved with student clubs/organizations and how to find academic support and resources.


Strategies for Success Course | Register at NSO.

  • Strategies for Success (SLS1001) and College Success Skills (SLS1501) are highly recommended courses designed to provide First Time in College students with tools and resources that contribute to your academic success. SLS courses address how to become a successful college student and include topics such as:
    • time management
    • note-taking techniques
    • study strategies
    • test-taking strategies


Career and Educational Planning | Register for your appointment during NSO.

  • You will be assigned to an academic advisor who will help guide you from your first day through your graduation.  You are required to attend a mandatory academic advising appointment following the NSO.  At this appointment, your academic advisor will assist you in selecting the career choice that is best for you and appropriate courses that lead to your career path.


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