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First & Second Year Experience

Welcome To First and Second Year Experience!

Our Mission

The mission of First and Second Year Experience (FSYE) is to assist all new undergraduate students on the Melbourne campus during their academic and social transitions to Florida Institute of Technology. We are dedicated to supporting the University’s mission and focus on student success.

FSYE staff are committed to:

  • Providing quality academic advising for all first-time-in-college (FTIC) and transfer students who enter the university with 59 credits or less
  • Increasing students’ awareness of the university’s requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborating with university faculty and staff to address individual student needs
  • Providing educational and social programming which includes first and second year events, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and two student success courses: University Experience (FYE 1000) and Strategies for Success (FYE 1005)
  • Promoting participation in student activities, student organizations, and civic engagement opportunities
  • Connecting students to appropriate campus resources and support services on an ongoing basis


FSYE Advising

FSYE Advisors provide academic advising to all full-time, main-campus students who enter the university with less than 60 credit hours. Students who enter with 0-29 credit hours will work with an FSYE advisor for four consecutive semesters. Students who enter with 30-59 credit hours will work with an FSYE advisor for two consecutive semesters. Students will work with the same advisor during their time with FSYE and then transition to a faculty advisor for the remainder of their undergraduate careers.