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Freshman Learning Academy (FLA) offer first-time full-time liberal arts students a seamless transition from high school to college.  As members of the FLA program, students are assigned to a designated coordinator through the first year of study.  The coordinator helps students navigate the transition to college, including financial aid assistance and referrals, academic success workshops, career and interest exploration, tutoring and learning resources, advisement/registration for courses, and referral to other resources as individual needs require.

Students participating in a Freshman Learning Academy will connect with the BMCC campus and their classmates better during the academic year through one of two approaches: 

FLA-Specific Course Pairs: Students in this type of cohort will enroll in two (2) FLA-specific paired courses as well as a Freshman Learning Academy workshop hour.  Enrolled students will participate in all three of these as a group, creating a small learning community.  Faculty will work together to align the curriculum for the courses and will collaborate with the FLA coordinator regarding student progress.  

FLA-Specific Course Sections: Students in this type of cohort will enroll in one (1) FLA-Specific course as well as a Freshman Learning Academy workshop hour.  Enrolled students will participate in both of these as a group, creating a small learning community.  Faculty will collaborate with the FLA coordinator regarding student progress.  

Students will be enrolled in FLA-specific pairs or sections of basic skills and social science courses based on availability, interests and course placement.  Students will work with FLA coordinators to choose additional courses to complete a full-time registration based on individual needs and goals.

As students discover their interests and set college goals, they will enroll in content-specific liberal arts required courses that further explore interests in one or more of five areas of interest during their second semester:

Scientific World
Creative Expression
Individual and Society
US Experience and its Diversity
World Cultures

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