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Prospective Students

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Welcome to Valley College!  In order to enroll in classes at LAVC new students must complete the following steps:

  •  Apply to LAVC online at www.lavc.edu
  • Apply for Financial Aid at fafsa.ed.gov
  • Complete the Three Core Services (OAC)
    • ORIENTATION: Complete online at https://www.lavc.edu/orientation/valleycollege.asp
    • ASSESSMENT: Review the pre-assessment video online at http://www.lavc.edu/assessment/index.html then contact the Assessment Center at (818) 947-2587 located at SSC 242 to schedule an appointment for English and math assessment
    • COUNSELING/FIRST SEMESTER EDUCATIONAL PLANNING: Complete First Semester Educational Planning online at https://www.lavc.edu/advising or attend an in-person session conducted by a counselor.  Appointments for in-person, First Semester Educational Planning can be scheduled in the Assessment Center immediately following your assessment, or in the Counseling Department (SSA 151).  Visit the   Counseling Department Webpage at http://lavc.edu/counseling  or call (818) 947-2600, ext. 4200.
  • Register for First Semester Courses:
    • Before the semester starts, register for classes ONLINE through the LACCD Student Information System.
    • After the semester starts, you may attempt to “crash” a course by attending your desired course(s) and asking the instructor(s) for an ADD PERMIT.  Once obtained, you must submit the ADD PERMIT to Admissions &    Records Office by the deadline to enroll in the course(s). 
  • Pay Your Fees:  You can pay your fees online  through the Student Information System or pay in person at the Business Office.
  • Obtain Your LAVC Student ID:  Once you have paid for your classes, show your Registration/Fee Receipt to obtain a Student ID in the Admissions & Records Office.
  • Attend Your Classes: The next step is to attend your classes. Refer to the Schedule of Classes to learn when your classes begin and attend starting the first day.