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Counseling

Counseling Services

Counseling Department
Contact & Hours

Student Services Annex (SSA)
(818) 947-2600 ext. 4200
Monday-Thursday:
8am-7pm

Friday:
8am-2pm

RELATED LINKS

Student Services Division Homepage


OUR MISSION

The Los Angeles Valley College Counseling Department is committed to assisting our diverse student population with achieving their educational and career goals.  Whether the educational goal is to take one course, job training, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, LAVC counselors are available to assist.

The Counseling Department at Los Angeles Valley College, located in the Student Services Annex, provides students with assistance in creating Student Educational Plans (SEP), selecting appropriate classes, exploring educational and career options, and identifying the skills and resources critical to student success. A professional staff of counselors are available to assist students in the following areas:

SCHEDULING A COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

APPOINTMENTS ARE SCHEDULED ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE, AND FOR ONLY ONE WEEK AT A TIME. EVERY TUESDAY AT 8:00 AM NEW AVAILABILITIES ARE CREATED FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK. APPOINTMENTS MAY BE SCHEDULED ONLINE OR IN-PERSON ONLY!

 ONCE APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED FOR THE WEEK, OUR SCHEDULING SYSTEM IS DISABLED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 8:00 AM.

 

DROP-IN SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Drop-In

8am-2pm & 5pm-7pm

Drop-In

8am-2pm & 5-pm7pm

Drop-In

8am-2pm & 5-pm7pm

Drop-In

8am-2pm & 5-pm7pm

Drop-In

8am-2pm & 5-pm7pm

Please Note: The drop-in schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check the website for updates and availability.

Services Available during Drop-in

 

  • Course Placement (Prerequisite Clearance)
  • AP Credit Petitions (www.collegeboard.org)
  • Educational Goal Update/Major Selection
  • General Course Advising
  • Petition for Repeated Coursework
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite Challenge
  • Request to Exceed Unit Limit
Comprehensive Educational Plan, Financial Aid Extension, Transcript Evaluation,
Graduation Petition and IGETC Certification by appointment only.
Please call or come by the counseling department to book your appointment.
 
 

TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENTS

If you have completed courses at another college or university, you must first contact that institution and have them send your official transcripts to LAVC by mail. Shipping and processing of official transcripts is 7-10 business days. Once the transcripts are recieved and processed by Admissions and Records, a counselor must evaluate them in order to determine appropriate course recommendations at LA Valley College. Please do not request for transcripts to be sent if you have not yet applied to the district and obtained a student ID number.

Step 1: BEFORE YOU SEE A COUNSELOR, FIRST DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Apply online to LAVC, and allow the district 3-5 business days to process your appication.
     
  •  Contact your previous colleges/Universities and request that the official transcripts be mailed to:
    • Los Angeles Valley College

      Attn: Admissions and Records

      5800 Fulton Ave.

      Valley Glen, CA 91401
  • If your name has changed, and the name on your LAVC application is different from the name on the transcripts being sent, please notify your previous college/University and have them indicate this name change before sending the official transcripts. This will help you avoid any delays in processing.

Note: Official transcripts and AP exam scores must be mailed directly to Admissions and Records at LAVC for the Graduation office to certify and evaluate. Hand-carried transcripts/scores are not accepted by Admissions and Records.

 

Step 2: VERIFY THAT TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND PROCESSED:

  • Contact Admissions and Records (818) 947-2553 or the Counseling Department (818) 947-2600 ext 4200, no fewer than 7-10 days from the date you requested transcripts to be sent to verify that they have been received and processed. Once receipt has been confirmed, call the Counseling department on Tuesday morning after 8:00am to schedule your appointment for the following week.

 

Step 3: SCHEDULE YOUR TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENT:

 

  • Make a counseling appointment in person or by calling (818) 947-2600 ext 4200 on Tuesdays after 8:00am. Appointments fill fast and are first-come-first-serve. Once the appoint system has filled, it is disabled until the following Tuesday morning, so to avoid unnecessary delays, call early!
  • To aid in the evaluation Make sure that you bring your unofficial transcripts, course descriptions and or exam results to your meeting with a counselor. For evaluations, the counselor will need to know the purpose of the evaluation: IGETC (for UC or CSU transfer), CSU GE, or Associate Degree GE and/or Associate major. It may take more than one session to complete a transcript evaluation.

 

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION

Students who have completed courses from a accredited university in a foreign Country  may be able to apply the course credits toward an Associate degree in LA Valley College or transfer to a University. Courses must first be evaluated by an approved credential evaluation agency.

To have foreign transcript evaluated, students should contact one of the approved credential evaluation agencies and request a detailed equivalency report that includes course title, semester units equivalency, and letter grade student earned. Foreign credits can be accepted by LAVC only after the student has completed 12 units with LA Valley College.

Please note that foreign coursework will NOT satisfy general education requirements for English Composition, U.S. history/Government as well as transfer GE requirements. The transferability of foreign courses will be determined by the transfer institution.

 

Counselors are also available in satellite offices: SSD (Student Services Annex), EOPS (SSC 2nd Floor), TRiO (SSC 228), STEM (MS 112A), and Cal Works (B14).