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Student Services Center
(SSC) 1st floor
(818) 947-7218

Monday -Thursday 
 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM



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Student Success and Support Services Program (SSSP) 


The Valley Promise will increase the number of community college graduates with pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer by offering new students comprehensive academic support services and activities to help them acquire the skills and tools to ease their successful transition to and through college. 

Through the Valley Promise, students will receive supportive academic services, participate in summer transitional programs, attend informative and fun activities and events, meet LAVC professors and staff, and make new friends. 



FREE Tuition (no enrollment fees) for the 2017-2018 school year* 
Priority Course Registration  
Guaranteed Mathematics and English Courses   
Summer Bridge    
Guiding Your Path to Success (GPS) 
Academic Counseling 
Math and English Tutors 
Student Success Coaches 
Library Orientation 
Transfer/Career Workshops  
Success/Study Workshops 
Connections to Associated Student Union and Clubs 
Cultural Events

      * Must be a 2017 high school graduate of an LAUSD school, enrolled in 12-course units at LAVC, and eligible
         for California resident tuition. Students with certain disabilities may qualify for the accommodation of a reduced
         course load (i.e., enroll in less than 12 units). Please meet with a counselor in the Services for Students with
         Disabilities office (818-947-2681) for more details.


Complete assessment, online orientation, and counseling; 
Complete the FAFSA/BOG Fee Waiver ** or CA Dream Act application;
Enroll in 12 course units *** and a pre-determined class schedule, including math and English
for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018;

Attend a summer activity (Summer Bridge, GPS, or Welcome Week); 
Meet with a counselor in the fall and spring semesters;
Meet with a success coach at least three times per semester;
Submit progress reports from all professors each semester;
Receive tutoring if a professor, counselor, or success coach recommends it; and
Attend at least two workshops or cultural events each semester.

        ** An AB540 student is eligible for the Valley Promise services and benefits, except for FREE tuition. AB540
              students should submit a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form 
to the Admissions
              & Records Office.

       *** If a student enrolls in less than 12-course units, he/she is eligible for the Valley Promise services and
                 benefits, except for FREE 
tuition and priority registration. 



Summer Bridge 

Summer Bridge is a two-week program designed to give students the opportunity to accelerate their progression to college-level mathematics and English courses, reduce time to graduation or transfer by having to take fewer courses, and relearn and master important concepts to succeed in college courses.






This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials or any other accommodations should contact Cynthia Lopez at (818) 778-5561 by June 12, 2017. 


Guiding Your Path to Success  

Guiding Your Path to Success (GPS) is a FREE, interactive and fun three-day event where students learn new study skills,  learn about campus support services, explore career and transfer options, meet LAVC professors and staff, and make new friends.

Please enroll in only one of the following GPS sessions:  

GPS 1       

 GPS 2


Dates: 7/24 – 7/26/17
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dates: 8/7 – 8/9/17
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dates: 8/14 – 8/16/17
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Note: Students must attend all three days of the GPS they enrolled in. 

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials or any other accommodations should contact Cynthia Lopez at (818) 778-5561 by July 7, 2017 for GPS 1, by July 31, 2017 for GPS 2, and by August 7, 2017 for GPS 3. 



Apply to Los Angeles Valley College  

Apply to the Valley Promise

Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA Complete the BOG Fee Waiver OR Complete a 
         Dream Act application

 Complete the online orientation
Take math and English assessment exams -  visit the LAVC Assessment Center
           (located at SSC 242) OR call the center at (818) 947-2587 to schedule an appointment.

 Complete online First Semester Educational Planning (SEP) OR attend an in-person
           session. Visit the Counseling Department webpage at 
OR call (818) 947-2600, ext. 4200.

 Enroll for GPS



Complete steps 1 through 6, listed above, by June 31, 2017.  



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! In fact, studies have shown that students who start at LAVC do better at UCLA than ones who began there as freshmen.

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



Do you have questions? Read the Valley Promise FAQ

For more information on the LA College Promise program at LAVC, contact Frances Chmielewska, Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment, at or (818) 947-7218.