The First Year Inquiry Program offers General Education courses that provide
active learning opportunities exclusively to first-year students.
FYI students show
measurable academic improvement after taking
a single FYI course.
What are you waiting for?
FYI FALL 2013 Courses [PDF]...
Hear what an NC State first-year student has to say about working on critical & creative thinking [1 min. video]
What's It All About? Advantages for Students
- small classes (size under 20) making discussions easy and productive
- close student-student & student-Instructor relationships & communication.
- focused development of critical and creative thinking skills<.
- active participation through inquiry-guided learning [no boring lectures!]
- support & assistance in making the transition from high-school to university-level thinking.
- an instructor who knows you & your work well enough to write credible letters of recommendation.
FYI offers many advantages to faculty and departments as well. See Faculty Info or
contact program director Rich Slatta for details.
Your first year is the time to begin developing skills to apply for and obtain fellowships. A good place to start is the Fellowship Advising Office Website . It's also a good time to begint planning to study abroad. Check the Gilman Scholarship Website . Gilman Scholarships provide funding for students receiving a Pell Grant to study abroad for the semester, summer or academic year. For a summer program, the deadline is usually the first week of March. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length to qualify. Average award for the summer is $3000. Maximum award is $5000. Tiffany L. Kershner, Ph.D., at the Fellowship Advisign Office, would be happy to assist you with these and other fellowship opportunities.
Program Annual Report May 2012
FYI operates under the auspices of NCSU's Division of Academic Programs & Services
of the Division of Academic & Student Affairs [DASA].