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(818) 947-7218

Monday -Thursday 
 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

First Year Experience Program, Believe Achieve Become a College Graduate


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 eligible for in-state tuition
see AB 540 form.)  

3. Complete the FYE application.

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

5. Complete the New Student Online Orientation.

6. Schedule a 30 minute appointment with an academic counselor or attend an in-person First Semester Educational Planning session by calling (818-947-2474) or visiting the Counseling Department.

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

8. Attend a Guiding Your Path to Success (GPS) event prior to your first fall semester at LAVC.


Complete steps 1 through 7, listed above, by July 1, 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.