Most first-year students enter Rust College through the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. The purpose of FYE is to further the goals of Rust College by providing a quality program of general education which meets the needs of students at different levels of ability and academic preparation.
FYE is committed to offering students academic learning experiences that will prepare them for successful undergraduate academic careers culminating in a baccalaureate degree from Rust College. The primary goals of FYE are to provide academic and retention programs to new students that promote intellectual and social development leading to academic success. These goals are accomplished based on students’ individual needs and preparation.
Thus, FYE provides academic support and instructional services to include counseling, tutoring and advisement that will maximize retention and promote successful achievement in college. All first-year students must complete a general education program consisting of 55 hours of requirements in the humanities, natural sciences, and social science.