This course introduces first-year students to ideas and strategies required for college-level academic inquiry and college success, including critical thinking, communication, cultural competence, problem-solving, data interpretation, and institutional knowledge. Students develop college preparedness skills such as time management, note taking, study methods, test taking, information literacy, and an understanding of academic integrity. Students apply critical thinking and communication skills to areas such as cultural diversity, media literacy and financial literacy and gain an understanding of campus and community resources. Students create an appropriate academic plan, financial plan, and career/transfer plan in the course of the semester. Students in degree programs requiring FYE 101 must enroll in the course within the first 12 credits.