The mission of the First Year Studies (FYS) Department is to provide ongoing guidance, advisement, and support that enable developmental students to successfully enhance and master those skills and techniques in reading, writing, and mathematics necessary for success in college-level courses.

FYS provides developmental-level courses in reading, writing, and mathematics. Placement is based upon a student's ACCUPLACER exam scores and appropriate advisement. The college requires students to successfully complete these classes before they enter college level courses of study that have specifically-related prerequisites. Credits do not count toward meeting degree requirements.


Office Hours


Marilyn Jacobi Michelle Breaker
MW 8:30 AM-9 AM (S216C) MW 12:10 PM-1:10 PM (S216D)
11 AM-12 PM (S205) CES TR 8 AM-9 AM (S216D)
1:45 PM-2:45 PM (S216C)
Rachel Schettenhelm Amanda Sweeney
M 12 PM-1:30 PM (S205) CES MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (S216K)
T 10 AM-12 PM (S216B) TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (S216K)
W 4 PM-6 PM (S216B)



Lauren O'Leary Elizabeth Keefe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (S216J)

MW 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (S216G)
TR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM (S216G)
Kate Babbitt  
MW 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (S216H)    
TR 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (S216H)
Also available for appointments

For more information on placement tests, tutoring, and boot camps click here.