First-Year Experience & Student Success

Welcome! First-Year Experience & Student Success (FYESS) exists to assist students during the transition to the University of Central Oklahoma. Major initiatives include our advisement and enrollment program, Enrollment Central as well as the university's freshman success course, Success Central. Please explore our site to learn more about our office and the resources available to you as you begin your career at Central.

Looking for Help?

We are here to help you as you begin your career at Central. Give us a call or visit our office in the Nigh University Center with any questions that you have. If we can't help, we will find the people, offices and resources that can.

You may have questions about academic orientation at Central. We have a few different programs (Enrollment Central, Transfer Enrollment Days, and Enrollment Central Online) and the right path for you depends on your status as a freshman or transfer student, the time of year and a few other factors. Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more.

If you are curious what FYE is all about please click here to learn more about our mission.


First-Year Experience & Student Success is staffed by William McCormick, Director of New Student Success, Emily Griffin-Overocker, Director of Student Success, Jasmine Rasekh, Coordinator of Campus Card Services, and Caroline Brode, Coordinator of Programming. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your transition to Central please do not hesitate to contact us. 

The First-Year Experience® is a service mark of the University of South Carolina. A license may be granted upon written request to use the term The First-Year Experience in association with educational programmatic approaches to enhance the first college year. This license is not transferable without written approval of the University of South Carolina.