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About First Year Success

If you are concerned about making the transition to university, think you might benefit from additional supports in your first year such as smaller class sizes, tutoring sessions, and dedicated academic and career advising, First Year Success (FYS) could be the right fit for you. 

First Year Success is designed to support students who think they may be starting Memorial with an admissions average under 75% and may be unsure about their program of study. 

First Year Success is a full-time first year program. Students typically complete a full course load in both the fall and winter semesters which includes three core FYS courses reserved for students in the program. These courses have small classes of about 30 students where students get to know each other and their instructors. All courses are for credit and can be used towards a degree program.

The fall semester includes two core FYS courses: University 1010, orients students to university life and the supports and opportunities available, while Arts 1500 teaches the writing skills required at the university level.

In winter, University 1020 (formerly University 2020) brings together specialists from across the university to introduce you to skills that you will need in your future university and post-university career.