What is a “FLC”?

Last Edited: 5th June 2020


An FLC, short for First-Year Learning Community or otherwise pronounced “flick,” is a non-credit course.

Every second week throughout the academic year, these groups of 25-30 students meet with peer mentors, and with a faculty and a staff advisor, who can all help navigate POSt, program requirements, etc.

The students in a First-Year Learning Community are also registered in the same section of classes they have in common. Students develop friendships, create study groups, and sharpen academic and personal skills. But also, the peer mentors set up activities for the students to explore the city and bond!

There are FLCs in the Arts and Sciences offered in 8 different areas of study:

  • Actuarial Science (1 FLC group)
  • Computer Science (2 FLC groups)
  • Economics (1 FLC group)
  • Humanities (2 FLC groups)
  • Life Sciences (10 FLC groups)
  • Mathematics (2 FLC groups)
  • Psychology (1 FLC group)
  • Social Sciences (2 FLC groups)

Every college offers FLCs in some of these areas. Certain larger areas of study like Life Sciences have FLCs at every college.

Participation in an FLC is noted on your academic transcript as a non-credit course, and shows up in your Co-Curricular Record.

For information on application deadlines and how to apply, visit the FLC application requirements page.
Applications will open Thursday 4th June 2020.
The deadline for applications will be on Monday 13th July 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information on FLCs in general, visit the FLC official page.

And if you’re curious about whether to do a Ones Program and/or an FLC, visit this askastudent page, where this issue is addressed!

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