Soar to Success is designed to provide a welcoming, supportive, and enjoyable college experience to students during their first year in college. The first year of college is an important time for all students as it serves as a foundation on which success toward graduation and transfer are built. Research shows that a student's experiences during their first year of college greatly influence their success in reaching their academic goals.
Programs for First Year Students
Start Soarin’: New Student Orientation
Start your journey at Folsom Lake College by attending, Start Soarin’: New Student Orientation. The sessions are focused on helping you discover FLC’s academic and support services, learn what you should consider when choosing classes, guide you through the enrollment process, and meet other students, student leaders, and staff members.
Kick off your college career with our free, online summer session designed to help new students ease the transition to Folsom Lake College and give them a solid foundation before starting the fall semester.
First Year Engagement
First year students are encouraged to participate in FYE and enroll in HCD 310 College Success, a class that guides students through the learning and application of essential college success skills. Students are connected to campus, meet other first year students, and are supported by their Success Team which includes an academic counselor, peer mentor, and HCD faculty.
Help Guide First Year Students
Become a Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors are a group of highly motivated students who support the college and assist all new and continuing Folsom Lake College students, with the navigation of and connection with student services and resources necessary to be successful.