First Year Experience at ARC
The First Year Experience at ARC program empowers every first-time-in-college student to be engaged in their educational journey by starting right and finishing strong. Your Success Team (made up of Coaches, Counselors, Peer Mentors, and Faculty Liaisons) meets you where you are as you work toward completing your goals. Our mission remains to ensure that every first-time-in-college student has access to the people, programs, and opportunities necessary for success.
Get Connected is an interactive orientation session you don't want to miss. Get Connected session provide essential tools for new ARC students to start right and start strong. You will meet with a First Year Experience Counselor, Success Coaches and Peer Mentor to identify your required courses and learn how to search for/enroll in classes. You’ll also learn about the many campus resources and services, including financial aid! This is your chance to get your questions answered before enrolling in your first semester. All you need to do is: create your free Zoom account.
Get Connected sessions are now full for Fall 2021. Please check back in November for Spring 2022 session dates.
Our program is designed specifically for first time in college students. If you have never attended college before, our program is just for you. There is no application or other criteria to meet but there are a ton of benefits:
- You are assigned to a Homebase Success Team based on your major/ area of interest. Your team includes First Year Experience Counselors, a Success Coach, and Peer Mentors all dedicated to helping you transition successfully into college.
- Your Success Team has a direct connection to Financial Aid and we can help you get things sorted out.
- You'll be connected to academic and campus resources so you don't feel alone.
- First Year Experience at ARC hosts fun events throughout the year, even virtual events.
- You'll be connected with other students just like you!
Your Success Team is excited to meet you! Be sure to sign up for a Get Connected session to get started. We’ll be reaching out to you periodically to check-in and make sure you have everything you need to be successful during this time. Please keep an eye on your email.
ARC Get Connected
Learn more about American River College and Get Connected advantages for new students.