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Transfer Center/Counseling  - Student Services Annex  

Important: Ask to speak to a Success Coach

Tel: (818) 778-5561

Monday -Thursday
 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


First Year Experience Program, Believe Achieve Become a College Graduate


The application period to apply to FYE/Promise for Fall 2019 is now closed

Prospective First Year Experience (FYE) Students 

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To qualify for FREE tuition for one year through Promise, you must: 


1. Apply to Los Angeles Valley College.

2. Be a California resident or a non-resident eligible for in-state tuition fees under AB 540 (submit an AB 540 form to the Admissions Office) and not have completed any college credit (except for college classes taken while in high school).

Be a high school graduate or have a GED or equivalent. 

3. Complete the FYE/Promise application.

The application period to apply to FYE/Promise for Fall 2019 is now closed.  

4. Complete a 2019-2020  FAFSA  OR Dream Act Application.

5. Complete the New Student Online Orientation.

6. Attend a First Semester Educational Planning (SEP) session. Call (818-947-2474) or visit the Counseling Department to schedule a session. 

Note: If you completed a SEP (received your fall course schedule) during Senior Day or meeting with a counselor, you do not have to attend a SEP Session. Call 818-778-5561 if you have any questions.

7. Register for classes, in at least 12 course units (fall and spring semesters), including math or statistics and English classes, unless Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides you with an exemption.  

8. Attend Guiding you a Path to Success (GPS) OR Guided Quick Path (GQP) event prior to your first fall semester at LAVC.


Complete Steps 1 through 7, listed above, by August 16, 2019.


Los Angeles Valley College is the leading provider of certificates, degrees, transfer education and continuing education in the eastern San Fernando Valley. With more than 140 degree and certificate programs, LAVC offers conveniently scheduled day, evening, weekend, online and off-campus courses that fit your busy life!

Valley College is a student-focused campus that is known for high-quality educational programs that prepare students for transferring to prestigious universities including UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, CSUN, Cal State LA, and more! 

By taking advantage of the FYE Program, you’ll be laying the foundation for your future success!


Do you have questions? Read the FYE Program FAQ

For more information, contact Frances Chmielewska, Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment, at or (818) 947-7218.