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FYE Courses

For Freshmen

Your First Year Experience (FYE) course is designed to help you make a successful transition to UCSD, both academically and personally. Our whole team of faculty, Discussion Leaders, graduate mentors and staff believes in a holistic approach to fostering student development. We hope to present a number of resources (e.g. TRELS) and success strategies (e.g. professional email etiquette) that will support a happy and productive UCSD experience. 

Expect this to be an exciting and challenging course. Participation in a 2-unit course is the equivalent to 2 hours of classroom time weekly (lecture, discussion section) and 4 hours of outside preparation weekly (reading, thinking, investigating, reflecting, projects). And expect this course to challenge you in ways different from traditional academic environments (e.g. challenging yourself to initiate conversations with faculty).

For Transfer Students

Your Transfer Year Experience (TYE) course is designed to help you make a successful transition to UCSD, both academically and personally. Our whole team of faculty, Discussion Leaders, graduate mentors and staff believes in a holistic approach to fostering student development. We hope to present a number of resources (e.g. TRELS) and success strategies (e.g. professional email etiquette) that will support your happy and productive UCSD experience. 

Expect this to be an exciting and challenging course. Participation in a 2-unit course is the equivalent to 2 hours of classroom time weekly (lecture, discussion section) and 4 hours of outside preparation weekly (reading, thinking, investigating, reflecting, projects). And expect this course to challenge you in ways different from traditional academic environments (e.g. challenging yourself to initiate conversations with faculty vs. taking final exams).

How to enroll in a FYE or TYE course

Students can enroll during their academic enrollment appointment. Preauthorization is not required.

  • Log onto Web Reg (https://act.ucsd.edu/webreg2)
  • Select your College's Freshmen or Transfer Course
    • Freshmen: REV 1, MUIR 1, TMC 1, WARR 1, ERC 1, SXTH 1, SEV 1
    • Transfer: REV 2, MUIR 2, TMC 2, WARR 2, ERC 2, SXTH 2 

Questions: Contact Academic Advising via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Learn about the benefits of enrolling in a FYE course here.

*NOTE: FYE and TYE lectures will be held virtually this year in response to COVID-19. Discussion sections will also be held virtually with the exception of TMC 2 (Transfer Year Experience). TMC 2 will offer a virtual lecture with in-person discussion sections.

Some Colleges will not offer FYE or TYE courses in Fall 2020. In the case of Colleges that won't be offering their own FYE or TYE course, new students will be pre-authorized to take a FYE or TYE of their choice. For example, a new Muir College freshmen will be pre-authorized to take REV 1, SEV 1, SXTH 1 or TMC 1.

In Fall 2020, the following courses will be offered: REV 1 (FYE), REV 2 (TYE), SEV 1 (FYE), SXTH 1 (FYE), TMC 1 (FYE), TMC 2 (TYE), WARR 2 (TYE)