First Year Experience

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. The first-year experience program is only open to students that complete the Summer Bridge program.


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


You will learn how to:

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


First-year experience students participate in additional academic enrichment, career, and social activities throughout the year in addition to receiving assistance in:

  • Time management
  • Accessing campus resources
  • Managing Stress

Your Success Team

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.

Summer Bridge