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Welcome Center Counseling


Counseling Options For New & Returning Students 

First Semester Planning

Most new students primary counseling concern is figuring out which classes to take. We would like to help you figure that out. The first thing that you must do is attend a workshop designed for just that purpose. Please visit the First Semester Planning to find a day and time that you can attend a workshop. Please visit the Explore Major or Explore Career pages if you would like to self-explore what career and major options are available prior to attending your planning session. 

*** First Semester Planning for New & Returning Students *** 


Drop-in Session


If you have completed your First Semester Planning session and you still have a quick question, you may see the Welcome Center Counselor for a brief 10-minute “drop-in” session. Below are some examples of the types of appropriate questions. 

WC Drop-Ins: (The sessions are limited to 10 minutes, no appointment needed)  

  • AB 705 Placement for math and/or English  

  • Brief responses to student questions and concerns 

  • Clarification of college procedures and policies 

  • Certificate, degree, and transfer requirements (different than SEP)  

  • Course prerequisite information & clearance  

  • Course offerings and majors available 

  • Information about campus support resources and/or programs 

  • Referrals to other programs and services 

  • Transferability of LA Valley College courses to UC/CSU 

  • Updating Major in Student Portal  

  • Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge (make sure you have your unofficial transcript available as an electronic/PDF file)  

  • Request to Exceed Unit Limits 

Welcome Center Counseling Appointment  

For further help, New or Returning students can use the scheduling desk below to make a 30-minute appointment.

Please be sure to use Google Chrome or Firefox and have your student ID Number ready.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Scheduling Desk Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Kassidy Miller



Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Paitzar Giourdjian Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Maria Robelo



For additional support LAVC offers the following resources:


* If you are having technical difficulties with your SIS student portal, Canvas or Zoom please contact Virtual Valley for assistance.