First-Year Experience (FYE) courses aid in a successful transition to OU in many ways. FYE courses provide opportunities for students to build friendships and connect to key faculty, staff, and students at OU. FYE courses are limited to 19-21 students, thus classes become close communities. FYE courses are led by incredible instructors who are invested in first-year student success and knowledgeable about how to guide students through the transition to college learning. Students taking Gateway (UCOL 1002) also have a Peer Teaching Assistant (PTA). PTAs are current OU undergraduate students who are invested in first-year student success and serve as mentors and guides in the transition to college for their students.
FYE courses aid students in creating academic success. Students develop successful academic habits and learn how to study for college-level classes. FYE courses that are also part of a First-Year Learning Communities provide a deeper exploration of a specific discipline. FYE courses have a proven positive impact on student academic success.
Students in FYE courses will also be connected to resources and learn about opportunities outside of the classroom. See the information below about the various FYE courses and talk to your advisor or login to one.ou.edu to enroll in your FYE course today!