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Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEA)

Counseling Department
Contact & Hours

Student Services Annex (SSA)
(818) 947-2474


All new students are required to complete the Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEA) matriculation process which includes three core services: English and Math PlacementOrientation, and Counseling/Student Educational Planning (POC).


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

Students interested in being placed in the English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence may visit the Assessment Center for ESL assessment and placement.

Students not qualified to answer the multiple measures questions, should complete the guided self-placement process with a counselor for English and math placement.  


All new students are required to complete Online Orientation which is a multime­dia presentation available any time on the Counseling Department webpage and/or through the LACCD Student Portal.

Topics include:

  • Campus Policies & Procedures
  • Academic expectations
  • Educational Program Information
  • Campus resources and special programs
  • Maintaining registration priority


First Semester Student Educational Planning (SEP):  Once students have completed the self-placement and online orientation, they are required to attend a live session Counseling: First Semester Student Educational Planning (SEP) session or complete the online version. Live ZOOM First Semester Planning sessions (schedule can be found on the Orientation and First Semester Planning webpage) are counselor-led group advisement ses­sions where students can receive more personalized attention and review of the following:

  • Educational programs
  • Registration Process
  • Important dates and deadlines
  • First Semester Educational Planning (Abbreviated SEP)

Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP):  Students are encouraged to declare their educational goal and major early in their college career.  Students should meet with a counselor to develop their Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP) within their first year of college. The Comprehensive SEP guides students in completing their educational goal.  Counselors are available year-round by appointment for:

  • Comprehensive SEP
  • Career assessment and exploration
  • Transfer information
  • Academic or personal issues