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Guiding Your Path to Success Center

GPS Center
Contact & Hours

Student Services Center (SSC) Room 242 (2nd Floor)

  • office (818) 947-2587
  • fax (818) 947-7282

Mon - Thu:                  8:30am-4:30pm                  Friday:

  • ESL Assessments are by appointment only
  • Please call or walk-in to make an appointment.
  • Appts. must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • No same day appointments.


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The Los Angeles Valley College Guiding Your Path to Success Center is currently only offering remote/online services.

If you need to reach us, please send an email to and we will get back to you within 24 hours during normal business hours. 

We ask for your patience as we are working hard to serve all students.

Stay safe. Stay at home, Monarchs!

The LAVC Guiding Your Path to Success Center is located in Room 242 of the Student Services Building. The GPS Center is an integral part of the Student Services Building and has access to 39 computer workstations. The GPS Center hosts the ESL Accuplacer placement test among a host of other events and workshops.

The following seminars and workshops are held in the GPS Center:

Counseling First Semester Plan Workshops

Registration Workshops

Financial Aid Information Sessions

First Year Experience workshops

Student Worker Training Series Events


NEW English and Math Placement Process:

Following the guidelines of AB 705, LA Valley College has implemented a NEW process for placement into English & Math courses. English as a Native Language (ENL) & Math assessments are no longer offered as of February 5, 2019. The process uses multiple measures including high school coursework, grades, and grade point average to determine placement into college-level English & Math. 

  • New and returning students may refer to their U.S. high school transcripts when answering the multiple measures questions as part of the initial college application. 
  • Continuing students will be prompted to complete the multiple measures questions in the student portal for updated English and Math placements.

Multiple measures questions will be available online through the LACCD Student Portal.

The Los Angeles Community College District has established placement criteria at all nine of its colleges and identified what courses are cleared for enrollment at each placement level. For more information read the LACCD Math and English Placement Criteria on the LAVC Policies webpage.

ESL Testing Offered Remotely Via

Students interested in being placed in the ESL sequence may email to get an appointment to test remotely for the ESL accuplacer test.  The test is being offered once a week, so contact to schedule your appointment. You will need to have your full name, phone number and LAVC student ID number to be able to test.