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First Year Experience

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The SCC first-year experience program encourages academic achievement, social integration, and personal success with the assistance of a strong support network of peers, staff, and faculty.

Get Started

To enter into the SUCCEED@City First Year Experience Program, you'll need to follow these 3 steps:

  1. Step One: Attend an online or in-person City Jam (Orientation, starting in February 2022)
  2. Step Two: We will schedule you for a first-semester planning session with a Counselor or Success Coach
  3. Step Three: Attend a Summer Bridge session (session dates available in March)

If you need to see your Success Coach, make an appointment.

Your Success Team

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You are not alone. Each first-year experience student will have a dedicated success team that includes a:

  • Counselor
  • Success Coach
  • First Year Seminar Instructor
  • Peer Mentor

Your support team will help you identify a major, stay on track, connect you with resources, and reach your graduation or transfer goal.

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate college
  • Identify where to seek help
  • Build a network of peers, staff, and faculty
  • Achieve your education goal
  • Balance your time
  • Manage stress


  • Guaranteed courses for the first year including a freshman seminar
  • Personalized success team
  • Free tuition for the first 2 years
  • Bookstore voucher

Meet Your Success Coaches

Contact the Success Coach that pertains to your meta-major:

People & Society Meta Major

America RustAmerica Rust
Success Coach Specialist
Phone: (916) 558-2072

Science, Math, and Engineering Meta Major

Gabe EsparzaGabe Esparza
Success Coach Specialist
Phone: (916) 650-2931

Arts and Communication Meta Major

Kelly StephenstKelly Stephens
Success Coach Specialist
Phone: (916) 650-2939

Business and Industry Meta Major

Lee MouaLee Moua
Success Coach Specialist
Phone: (916) 558-2068

Health and Health Professions Meta Major

Regina LoezaRegina Loeza
Success Coach Specialist
Phone: (916) 558-2345


Phone: (916) 558-2390


Student Services Building
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822