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Freshman Year Program


Deborah Charles


718 270-4969 office


718 270-8265 fax



The mission of the Freshman Year Program (FYP) is to provide a comprehensive guide to being successful in college as well as a foundation to a particular area of study or concentration. It is meant to assist students in developing the confidence and necessary drive and skillset to transition from high school to college, and to complete their course of study in a timely manner. FYP intends to fulfill this mission via the following goals/objectives: 1) demonstration of knowledge of self; 2) exiting developmental/remedial skills courses; 3) accumulating 30 credits prior to the start of their second academic year; 4) demonstrating critical thinking skills; 5) technological proficiency; 6) civic engagement; 7) career orientation; 8) relating to diversity, and 8) providing students with a smooth transition into their Sophomore Year of College. It culminates into a Freshman Year Experience that integrates and incorporates both academic and non-academic programming that facilitates a socially inclusive and supportive environment to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. The Freshman Year Experience includes Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar I (FS 101) focuses on five interdisciplinary modules (Bonding, Orientation, Study Library Skills, Wellness and Education/Careers), an extensive orientation to Medgar Evers College, and how to successfully meet the demands of college and personal responsibilities while maintaining physical, emotional and social health.

Freshman Seminar II (FS 102) primarily focuses on the Education/ Careers module introduced in FS 101 and enhancing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills in written and oral expressions.