First Year Experience at UC San Diego

Freshmen Experience Program (ERC 1) and Transfer Experience Program (ERC 2) are exciting 2-unit courses designed to help new students get the most out of their first year at UC San Diego and become more engaged and informed students. Learn more about UC San Diego's First Year Experience Program 

How to Enroll?

  • Log into Web Reg 
  • Select ERC 1 (Freshmen) or ERC 2 (Transfer) 

Questions: Contact ERC Advising via the Virtural Advising Center (VAC) 

ERC 1, First Year Experience 

  • Practical advice about student life and educational strategies for success (both in and out of the classroom)
  • Direct support and guidance to ease your transition from high school to college
  • An introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt College, campus resources, research and involvement opportunities, and more...

ERC 2, Transfer Experience 

  • Direct support and guidance to ease your transition to UC San Diego
  • Prepare transfer students with the necessary tools to be academically successful
  • Practical advice about student life and educational strategies for success (both in and out of the classroom)
  • An introduction to your college, campus resources, research and involvement opportunities and much more...

Benefits of Enrolling in ERC 1 or ERC 2

  • Awareness of internships, research opportunities, study abroad programs, and more
  • More effective research and study skills
  • Stronger time management skills
  • Increased confidence interacting with faculty
  • Increased awareness of how personal well-being impacts academic performance
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • More information about choosing a major and minor 
  • Exposure to topics that address diversity and social justice
  • Solid understanding of expectations about academic integrity 

Eleanor Roosevelt College Discussion Leaders on FYE