First Year Success Programs

Our First Year Success Programs, which include College Readiness programs (Summer Bridge) and First Year Engagement (formerly known as First Year Experience) are 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

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College Readiness Programs

Our College Readiness programs consist of two and four-day summer sessions designed to help new students ease the transition to Folsom Lake College and give them a solid foundation before starting the fall semester.

Get a Jump Start

First Year Engagement participants

First Year Engagement

First Year Engagement (FYE) supports students as they embark on their college journey. FYE will help you connect with Folsom Lake College and build strong social and academic skills for success.

Join FYE

How to Join

Registration for the 2019-2020 College Readiness programs are now open!


Contact the First Year Success Programs Office with any questions that you may have:
Phone: (916) 608-6702

Help Guide First Year Students

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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.

Become a Student Ambassador