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?
How can I apply?

What is the ¡Zoom! Program?

The ¡Zoom! First Year Experience (FYE) at Cuesta is a rigorous, fast-track program designed to assist incoming high school graduates complete their pre-college-level English and math courses faster, helping them move into university-level classes sooner.

Who is eligible for the ¡Zoom! Program?

  • Graduating high school seniors who have applied and been admitted to Cuesta; AND
  • Placed below transfer-level English and/or Math (under course-level 200)

How does the ¡Zoom! Program work?

  • First Semester:  Students take 12 units of mandatory, custom 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
  • Fall and Spring Semesters:  Required activities related to the ¡Zoom! FYE program, designed to ensure success

How will ¡Zoom! help me succeed?

¡Zoom! FYE students have access to the following support:

  • Free textbooks in Math and English (and College Success Studies 225 in the first semester)
  • Dedicated support from an Academic Counselor assigned to ¡Zoom! FYE students
  • Support sessions with an Academic Success Coach (provides guidance, develops study skills, access to resources)
  • Designated tutoring services tied to the ¡Zoom! FYE classes
  • ¡Zoom! Study Lab, where students can meet with a tutor or coach, join a study group, or work on homework with classmates
  • Faculty mentors who are part of the ¡Zoom! FYE program
  • Free workshops designed to build skills that help students succeed in their coursework

What are the ¡Zoom! program requirements?

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units, maximum 15 units
  • Take and pass all courses in the first year (grade "C" or better)
  • Meet regularly with Academic Counselor, Success Coach, and Instructors
  • Commit to the extra study time required for this accelerated program
  • Spend a minimum of three hours per week in the ¡Zoom! Study Lab
  • Attend Orientation, Success Workshops, Coaching and Counselor Appointments
  • Sign a contract agreeing to complete all parts of the program

How can I find out more about the ¡Zoom! program?

How can I apply to the ¡Zoom! Program?

  • Applications will be accepted through August 3, 2018.
  • Priority screening will begin on March 15, 2018. and we will continue taking applications until the spaces are full 

Before you apply to ¡Zoom!, make sure you have completed the following: