The FYE 101: Succeed at the G program is designed to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life at UNC Greensboro. Students will connect with the UNCG community, campus resources, and opportunities, while developing skills essential for academic success, and begin their journey to discover their own purpose and potential at the G.


FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a two-credit, 15-week transition seminar for new first-year and transfer students in their first semester at UNC Greensboro. This course gives students the opportunity to explore personal development opportunities, gain skills essential to academic success, and discover and connect with their new community. Additionally, the Keker Common Experience is incorporated into the FYE 101: Succeed at the G curriculum to provide students with a holistic student success program consisting of a success guide, a series of collaborative programs throughout the academic year focused on student success, and a visit to campus from the creator of the success guide. Each FYE 101: Succeed at the G section is led by a FYE Instructor and a Peer Academic Leader (PAL). Class sizes are capped at 25 students to allow for a discussion-driven environment where every student plays an active role in their learning experience.

FYE 101: Succeed at the G is designed to address the key transition points that first-year and transfer students encounter throughout their first year at UNC Greensboro while framing the information relative to the student population.

There are three student learning objectives tied to FYE 101: Succeed at the G, all of which are intended to help students connect today and excel tomorrow. The learning outcomes are achieved through meaningful assignments, readings, and in-class discussions and activities. For more information, view a sample syllabus.

  1. Connect with the UNC Greensboro Community
  2. As a result of this course, students will…
    1. Form strong social connections by developing positive relationships with peers, staff, and faculty to develop a sense of belonging
    2. Understand the vast array of support services and resources available and experience meaningful exposure and use of these resources
    3. Build an affinity for UNC Greensboro through engagement and understanding of the university’s mission and vision, history, traditions, and values
  3. Foster Academic Success
  4. As a result of this course, students will…
    1. Learn academic skills and techniques that lead to developing successful college students and maximizing academic success
    2. Engage with campus resources and opportunities that contribute to their learning and success both within and beyond the classroom
    3. Use critical thinking and critical reflection skills to improve academic performance
  5. Engage in Personal Development
  6. As a result of this course, students will…
    1. Explore their sense of purpose, meaning, and direction as they begin their college experience
    2. Practice self-reflection and self-exploration
    3. Connect personal interests, values, and strengths with potential academic majors, goals, and career paths