First-year students at IPFW have the unique opportunity to become active participants in a very successful program, FYE. First Year Experience (FYE) eases the transition from high school to college and is a key component in students' overall academic success. In addition, students will make critical connections with other students, faculty, staff, and participate in exciting on and off campus activities.
All first-year students are encouraged to enroll in a FYE Learning Community. Students can either register early once they have completed their placement tests or register at SOAR ( Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration). All students must attend SOAR to complete their schedules even if they register early for an FYE Learning Community.
In the past, the Learning Communities filled quickly. Each Learning Community involves two or three linked courses specifically designed to have integrated content. These courses will introduce students to different disciplines offered at IPFW and more importantly, will provide students with a social network that is critical to success. Nationwide research clearly indicates that students who participate in learning communities are more likely to succeed in college.
Learning Communities are a great opportunity for first-year students to get connected…and stay connected to IPFW.