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First Year Experience & Transfer Year Experience 

Sixth College invites you to enroll in SXTH 1: First Year Experience (FYE) for First Year Students, a 2-unit course with one hour of faculty lecture and one hour of discussion section led by upper-class undergraduate students each week. This course is designed to specifically help new students maximize their educational experience at UC San Diego. Learn more about UC San Diego's First Year Experience Program.  

How to Enroll?

  • Log into Web Reg 
  • Select SXTH1 (First Year) 

Questions: Contact Sixth College Advising via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) 

SXTH 1, First Year Experience offers:

  • Practical advice about student life and educational strategies for success (both in and out of the classroom)
  • Direct support and guidance to ease your transition from high school to college
  • An introduction to your college, campus resources, research and involvement opportunities, and more…
  • A distinct advantage for your academic success, and satisfaction with your overall educational experience!

 Benefits of Enrolling in First Year Experience  

  • More effective research and study skills
  • Stronger time management skills
  • Increased awareness of how personal well-being impacts academic performance
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Increased confidence interacting with faculty
  • Awareness of internships, research opportunities, study abroad programs, and more
  • Heightened commitment to chosen majors
  • Exposure to topics that address diversity and social justice
  • Solid understanding of expectations about academic integrity

Sixth College is not offering a Transfer Year Experience (TYE) course this year. However, all transfer students will be able to register for a TYE course offered by the following Colleges. Please review the following options on these links. 

Revelle College 

Thurgood Marshall College

Eleanor Roosevelt College

Weekly Topics

  • Opportunities, Challenges, and Expectations of University Life
  • Making the Most of the Classroom
  • Academic Integrity and Research Literacy
  • Personal Well-being and Academic Success
  • Enhancing Your Communication Skills in the Classroom
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Understanding Yourself and Others
  • Campus and Community Involvement
  • Research Opportunities, Experiential Learning, and Faculty Engagement
  • Choosing and Committing to a Major
  • Lessons Learned and Planning Forward

For inquiries, contact Naomi Chavez at


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