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Student Services Center
(SSC) 1st floor
(818) 947-7218

Monday -Thursday 
 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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The Valley Promise will increase the number of community college graduates with pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer by offering new students comprehensive academic support services and activities to help them acquire the skills and tools to ease their successful transition to and through college. 

Through the Valley Promise, students will receive supportive academic services, participate in summer transitional programs, attend informative and fun activities and events, meet LAVC professors and staff, and make new friends

Services and BenefitsEligibility Requirements

Enrollment StepsSummer Bridge and GPS


Services & Benefits

DiamondFREE Tuition (no enrollment fees) for the 2018-2019 School Year* 

DiamondPriority Course Registration  
DiamondGuaranteed Mathematics and English Courses   
DiamondSummer Bridge    
DiamondGuiding Your Path to Success (GPS) 
DiamondAcademic Counseling 
DiamondMath and English Tutors 
DiamondStudent Success Coaches 
DiamondTransfer/Career Workshops  
DiamondSuccess/Study Workshops 
DiamondConnections to the Associated Student Union (ASU) and Clubs 
DiamondCampus Events

      * Must be a 2018 high school graduate of an LAUSD school, enrolled in 12-course units at LAVC, and eligible
         for California resident tuition. If you enroll in less than 12 units, y
our tuition may still be waived if you meet
requirements through the FAFSA/California College Promise Grant. Please check with the Financial Aid
         Department for additional information. 
Students with certain disabilities may qualify for the accommodation of
         a reduced course load (i.e., enroll in less than 12 units). Please meet with a counselor in the Services for
         Students with Disabilities office or call (818-947-2681) for more details.

Eligibility Requirements

DiamondComplete assessment, online new student orientation, and counseling; 

DiamondApply for either FAFSA, California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors (BOG)
        Fee Waiver) 
**, or CA Dream Act application;

DiamondEnroll in 12 course units *** and a pre-determined class schedule, including math and
courses for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019;

DiamondAttend a summer activity (Summer Bridge, GPS, or Welcome Week); 

DiamondMeet with a counselor in the fall and spring semesters;

DiamondMeet with a success coach in the fall and spring semesters;

DiamondSubmit an academic progress reports from all professors each semester;

DiamondReceive tutoring if a professor or counselor recommends it; and

DiamondAttend at least one workshop or event each semester.

        **An AB540 student is eligible for the Valley Promise services and benefits, except for FREE tuition. AB540
            students should submit a 
 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form to the
            Admissions & Records Office.

       *** If a student enrolls in less than 12-course units, he/she is eligible for the Valley Promise services and
               benefits, except for FREE 
tuition and priority registration through the College Promise. If you enroll in less than
               12 units, your tuition may still be waived if you meet the requirements through FAFSA/California College
               Promise Grant. Please check with the Financial Aid Department for additional information. 


Summer Bridge 

Summer Bridge is a two-week program designed to give students the opportunity to accelerate their progression to college-level mathematics and English courses, reduce time to graduation or transfer by having to take fewer courses, and relearn and master important concepts to succeed in college courses.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials or any other accommodations should contact Cynthia Lopez at (818) 778-5561.

Guiding Your Path to Success 

GPS logoGuiding Your Path to Success (GPS) is a FREE, interactive and fun three-day event where students learn new study skills,  learn about campus support services, explore career and transfer options, meet LAVC professors and staff, and make new friends.


This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials or any other accommodations should contact Cynthia Lopez at (818) 778-5561.

Enrollment Steps

  1. Apply to Los Angeles Valley College
  2. Apply to the Valley Promise - Please contact the Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment at or call (818) 947-7218 for information. 
  3. Apply for a FAFSA,  California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver) OR Dream Act Application 
  4. Complete the New Student Online Oriention
  5. Take the math and English assessment exams - visit the LAVC Assessment Center located in room 245 (2nd floor) of the Student Success Center or call (818) 947-2587 to make an appointment. 
  6. Attend an in-person First Semester Educational Planning (SEP) session where a counselor helps students interpret their assessment results, helps them define their educational goal and select their classes (abbreviated SEP), and gives them important information about the registration process. Visit the Counseling Department website OR call (818) 947-2600, ext. 4200 for information.
  7. Enroll in GPS - Please contact the Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment at or call (818) 947-7218 for information.


Complete steps 1 through 6, listed above, by August 27, 2018.  


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! In fact, studies have shown that students who start at LAVC do better at UCLA than ones who began there as freshmen.

By taking advantage of the Valley Promise, you’ll be laying the foundation for your future success!


Do you have questions? Read the Valley Promise FAQ

For more information on the LA College Promise program, contact Frances Chmielewska, Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment, at or (818) 947-7218.