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The Los Angeles Valley College Counseling Department is committed to assisting our diverse student population with achieving their educational and career goals. Whether the educational goal is to take one course, job training, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, LAVC counselors are available to assist.
The Counseling Department at Los Angeles Valley College, located in the Student Services Annex, provides students with assistance in creating Student Educational Plans (SEP), selecting appropriate classes, exploring educational and career options, and identifying the skills and resources critical to student success. A professional staff of counselors are available to assist students in the following areas:
ONCE APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED FOR THE WEEK, OUR SCHEDULING SYSTEM IS DISABLED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 8:00 AM.
SAME-DAY DROP-IN COUNSELING
Please Note: Same-day Drop-in appointments are scheduled starting at 8:00 AM for later the same day. The drop-in schedule for each day is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Services Available during Drop-in
TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENTS
If you have completed courses at another college or university, you must first contact that institution and have them send your official transcripts directly from that institution to LAVC. Note: hand delivered transcripts are not considered official. Shipping and processing of official transcripts usually takes 7-10 business days. Once the transcripts are recieved and processed by Admissions and Records, you may schedule a counseling appointment for transcript evanuation to determine appropriate course equivalences at LA Valley College. Make sure you have already applied to LAVC (or any other colleges within the LACCD) and have been assinged a student ID number before requesting requesting your transcripts be sent to LAVC. Please follow the steps below.
Step 1: BEFORE MEETING WITH A COUNSELOR:
Los Angeles Valley College
Attn: Admissions and Records
5800 Fulton Ave.
Note: Official transcripts and AP exam scores must be seng directly to Admissions and Records Office. Hand-carried transcripts/scores are not considered official and will not be accepted.
Step 2: VERIFY THAT TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND PROCESSED:
Step 3: SCHEDULE YOUR TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENT:
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION
Students who have completed courses from an accredited college or university in a foreign country may be able to apply the course credits toward an Associate Degree in LA Valley College. Courses must first be evaluated by LACCD approved foreign credential evaluation agency. See the Counseling Department or Admissions and Records Office for approved foreign credential evaluation agencies.
To have foreign transcript evaluated, students should contact one of the approved foreign credential evaluation agencies and request a detailed equivalency report that includes course title, semester units equivalency, and letter grade student earned. Foreign credits can be accepted by LAVC only after the student has completed 12 units within the LACCD.
Please note that foreign coursework will NOT satisfy general education requirements for English Composition, Oral Communication, U.S. history/Government as well as transfer GE requirements. The transferability of foreign courses can only be determined by the transfer institution.
In addition to the general Counseling Department, counselors are also available in special programs across the campus such as: Black Scholars, CalWORKs, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Foster Youth, International Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, TAP/Honors, TRiO and Veterans.