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The Flagler Core Experience

Flagler College's Core Experience transitions new students into a campus community that is uniquely situated in the nation's oldest city. These programs integrate students into a challenging academic community in which they engage in active learning, introduce them to the college’s Core Values, and foster a collaborative campus environment in which students receive personalized support from faculty, staff, and administrators.

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Welcome to the Center for Advising and Core Experience (CACE)! Your CACE Advisor is your personal guide through your Core Experience. From the moment students commit to Flagler, they will be guided by expert assistance, who can help not only with academic needs, but also serve as a one-stop-shop for help and guidance with a variety of questions.

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First Year Experience

Your experience is important to us, from the moment you receive your letter of admittance to the day you graduate from college and explore the next chapter in your life. Your Flagler College experience starts with your first year on campus. 

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General Education/Core Curriculum

The purpose of the Flagler College General Education Curriculum is to cultivate literate, creative, socially responsible, and self-reflective individuals. To that end, students at Flagler College are required to complete specific groups of courses from a variety of fields to ensure exposure to different ideas and ways of thinking. The General Education courses should occur at the freshman and sophomore levels and include courses designated in the categories of Flagler Core Experience, Foundations of Knowledge, Creative Expression, and Ways of Knowing. Because many of these lower-numbered courses must be completed before other courses can be taken, students are advised to complete the General Education courses as early as possible.

Beginning in the Fall Term of 2022, Flagler will launch a new Core Curriculum. Current students can enroll in pilot courses for this new program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year that will apply to their current General Education requirements. 

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As an integral component of your Flagler College experience. The FlagSHIP (Flagler College Sophomore High Impact Practice) program will provide an intensive, engaged, and experiential learning experience for students in their second year at Flagler. A variety of courses will be offered as part of the FlagSHIP program. These courses may utilize study abroad or study away travel, community integrative education, or an intensive seminar format, and are not major-specific. All of the courses seek to foster diverse interactions and build intercultural competence to prepare our students for engaged citizenship in a diverse global community. The 3-credits earned through the course will be applied toward your General Education requirements.

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Co-Curricular Program

The Flagler Co-Curricular Program requires all students to attend a variety of co-curricular events that best represent the literary, philosophical, visual, natural sciences and performing arts traditions that are a hallmark of a well-rounded, cross-disciplinary, liberal education.


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