may take a FYI course?
classes for the fall semester are intended for incoming first-year
students at NC State. It does not include first-year transfer students
who have spent earlier semesters at another higher education institution.
¨ FYI classes for the spring semester are intended for second-semester
first year students.
¨ Upperclassmen are not eligible for an FYI course.
Is Expected From The Student?
Active participation and regular attendance
different perspectives respectfully, responsibly and wisely
together toward workable solutions for complex problems
Faculty committed to first year students
Faculty with innovative teaching styles, notably the use of inquiry-guided learning
are FYI courses identified in PACKTRACS?
FYI courses have regular departmental suffixes in which a "Q"
follows the course section number.
Ex: PS 201-010Q.
How Do I
During registration period. Your advisor is available to help
FYI classes are limited to no more than 19 students.
Enrollment is first-come, first-serve according to the NCSU Registration
Enrollment is limited to one "Q" course per student per
For additional registration info go to Registration
the 300-level FYI courses appropriate for first year students?
Yes. All, FYI courses are designed with first-year students in
Requirement Will Taking a FYI Course Fulfill?
FYI courses fulfill a General
Education Program requirement. It is recommended
that students consult with their academic advisors when choosing
an FYI course that fits well with the student needs and progress-toward-degree.
are the General Education Program requirements?
General education provides students the opportunity to experience diverse and integrative disciplinary perspectives. General education enhances students’ intellectual engagement in their majors, prepares them for the changing demands of professional careers, equips them for a lifetime of learning, and lays the foundation for involvement in their communities as responsible citizens and leaders.
can help me?
Your academic adviser is available to help you. You also also email FYI director Rich Slatta.
can I fit an FYI course into my academic program of study?
FYI courses fulfill General Education Program requirements. However,
since colleges may differ on what is acceptable within specific
curricula, students should consult with their academic advisers
as to how a particular course fits into a course of study.