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) 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

How can I apply to the Zoom program?

You can access the application here.  We are accepting applications to the program until August 4, 2017. However, spaces are limited, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of being considered. You can scan or email the completed application to claire_hawkins@cuesta.edu

However, before you apply, make sure you have done the following:                                                    --applied to attend and been accepted to Cuesta College http://cuesta.edu/apply/                                 --received a Student ID number (occurs when you are accepted to Cuesta, starts with 900...)                         --taken the Cuesta math and English placement tests                                                                                      --completed your Online Orientation to Cuesta http://www.cuesta.edu/student/getstarted/orientation/OnlineOrientation.html