What is Zoom?
Who is eligible for Zoom?
How does Zoom work?
How will Zoom help me succeed?
What are the Zoom program requirements?
How can I find out more about the Zoom program?

What is Zoom?

The ZOOM! First Year Experience (FYE) program at Cuesta College is a rigorous, fast-track program designed to help first-year college students complete their pre-college-level English and Math courses faster, helping them move into university-level classes sooner.

Who is Eligible for Zoom?

You can apply if you:

  • are a  first year Cuesta student (have applied for admission and been accepted), AND
  • took the Cuesta College English assessment test and placed into English 099 or English 156, AND
  • took the Cuesta College Math assessment test and placed into Math 123, Math 127, or Math 128

How does Zoom work?

First semester:
Students take 12 units of mandatory, custom-designed courses (one each Math, English and College Success Studies).
Second semester:
Students take 12 units, selected from the options listed on their Student Education Plan
Both semesters: mandatory activities related to the Zoom! FYE program and designed to ensure success.

How will Zoom help me succeed?

All Zoom! FYE students have access to the following support to help them:

  • free, designated tutoring services tied to the Zoom! FYE classes
  • faculty mentors who are part of the Zoom! FYE program
  • free core textbooks in math and English (and also College Success Studies 225 in the first semester)
  • Zoom Support Center, where Zoom! FYE students can meet with a tutor or coach, join a study group, or work on homework with classmates
  • free workshops designed to build skills that help students do well
  • dedicated support from an Academic Counselor assigned to Zoom! FYE students
  • helpful support sessions with an Academic Success Coach (to build skills, access resources, provide guidance)

What are the Zoom program requirements?

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units
  • Take and pass all courses in the first year
  • Meet with academic counselor, Academic Success Coach, and mentors
  • Commit to the extra study time required of this accelerated program
  • Spend a minimum of 3 hours per week in the Zoom Support Center
  • Attend Orientation and Information Sessions, and Success Workshops
  • Sign a contract agreeing to complete all parts of the program

How can I find out more about the Zoom program?

Ask your high school counselor or email Regina Voge, Zoom Program Director, at regina_voge@cuesta.edu