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Prospective Students

First- and Second-Year Transition (FAST) is a collection of programs built to make your start at Sonoma State successful and rewarding. The programs include: 

  • First-Year Learning Courses 
  • Second-Year Experience 
  • Second-Year Research and Creative Experience 

Through the First-Year Learning Courses program, incoming first-year students a great opportunity to engage with the university and receive support while engaging in innovative and academically enriching courses that provide GE credit. 

FLC Benefits

  • A good start on your academic and career goals
  • Information about campus resources and opportunities
  • Tips and tricks on how to get involved and make the most of your Seawolf Experience 
  • Friends and mentors

Unique Courses

  • Only offered to first-year students (first-time, first-year)
  • Small class size (25 or less)
  • Interactive and discussion orientation with meaningful assignments 
  • Each course has a peer mentor - an experienced undergraduate student ready to support you!
  • It's a fun way to ease into life at SSU!

"Peer mentoring [in an FLC] really helped me feel part of a community during my first year as an FLC student and now as a peer mentor." - Shannon X. 

"I love the support that we provide each other as a program, whether you're a student, a Peer Mentor, or a part of the leadership staff." - Emely T. 

"It makes me so happy to see first and second year students, as well as our Peer Mentors and Facilitators build connections with each other." - Kaya F.