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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

First-Year Experience Program

First-Year Experience Program (FYE)


A mandatory program providing a common vision for all entrants and engaging them in guided activities and experiences, the significance of which they can reflect upon and learn to appreciate. Students will also read and sign the code of academic integrity during the program.


This program aims to familiarize students with knowledge of the purposes and expectations of higher education, AUC culture and services, student rights and responsibilities, academic, personal and social competencies necessary for college success; equip them with the skills to become self-reliant in the use of university information resources, and in identifying relevant service offices when needed; and promote the values of respect and appreciation for the institution, other members of the AUC community, and the learning experience.


Undergraduate Egyptian and international degree-seeking students, including ELI students, who have been admitted to AUC will take part in the FYE program.
Transfer students, international non-degree seeking students and graduate students do not form part of this program.

Facilitators and Student Leaders

Classes are administered by a faculty member who is assisted by a student leader. Student leaders organize social events to help freshmen integrate and make new friends.


The FYE is designed as a thematic-based experiential learning program that includes seminars, interactive sessions, and an evening Convocation. Each of the program days covers a theme that highlights a key value or area of knowledge prioritized in the university mission statement.


First year students are required to attend all days of this program. Students who miss FYE will not be permitted to register for their courses.


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