First Year Experience (FYE) Requirement

All Cincinnati State students who enroll in a degree program are required to complete a First Year Experience (FYE) course as part of the first semester of classes taken at Cincinnati State.

  • FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview (Placement into ENG 101 is required)
  • FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application
  • FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application
  • FYE 120 College Success Strategies: Campus Integration

FYE courses introduce students to the college experience and to Cincinnati State’s expectations and resources for new students, as well as college and life success skills. Students should work closely with an academic advisor to select and enroll in the appropriate FYE course.

Students in the Cincinnati State Honors Program fulfill the FYE course requirement by completing HNR 100 Orientation to Honors.

Some certificate programs also require students to complete an FYE course. The curriculum published in this Catalog for each certificate program indicates if an FYE course is required.

Degree-seeking or certificate-seeking students who have already successfully completed 18 or more semester credits of college-level courses at another college or university, and have received Cincinnati State transfer credit for these courses, are not required to complete an FYE course. Students who have earned an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be exempt from the FYE requirement.