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Your First College Year Survey

UC San Diego

First Year Survey (YFCY) 2023 is open now!


The UC San Diego First Year Survey is your opportunity to tell us about your experiences during your first year at UC San Diego.  In partnership with the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, UC San Diego offers this survey to all first year and new transfer students to our campus.  Results are used to develop and improve first year and transfer student services and support programs to enhance the undergraduate experience.


New First-Year students and Transfers, please check your email for a link sent from the following email address:

for your chance to participate in the YFCY and enter the prize drawings!


Prizes include Visa and Starbucks Cards:


$100 Visa Cards (one of two)
$50  Visa Cards (one of four)
$25 Starbucks Cards (one of ten)

Results from the Your First College Year Survey (YFCY) offer a window into the first-year experience, providing important information on UCSD students’ adjustment to college, academic outcomes and experiences, co-curricular experiences, satisfaction, and overall growth. All reports are in PDF format.

YFCY Marketing Grab-Bag

2021 YFCY Survey

2019 YFCY Survey

2017 YFCY Survey

2016 YFCY Survey

2015 YFCY Survey

2014 YFCY Survey

2013 YFCY Survey

2010 YFCY Survey

2009 YFCY Survey

2008 YFCY Survey

2007 YFCY Survey

2005 YFCY Survey

2004 YFCY Survey

2003 YFCY Survey