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Office Information

Phone: (818) 947-2976
Fax: (818) 947-2975
Location: ACA 1101

Hours *
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thur 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 12:00pm

* Hours subject to change without notice.






New Students

CalWORKs Staff

Ellie Rabani, Director
Alicen Vera, Coordinator
Edit Kocsis, Counselor

Asya Davtyan, Counselor

Kristine Aslanyan, Counselor
Liliana Fanelli, Counselor

things to doAll new students are required to attend "CalWORKs New Student Orientation". Bring the referral form (GN6005A or GN6006) from your GAIN Service Worker to our office in ACA 1101.

CalWORKs New Student Orientations* are usually held every:

  •   Wednesdays 1:00 pm in English with Edit/staff.
  •   Wednesdays 2:00 pm in Spanish with Paz N.
  •   Tuesdays 9:00 am in Armenian with Lusine K. 

 Complete the following before attending the orientation:

  • College Application. Complete online by CLICKING HERE.
  • Following the guidelines of AB 705, LA Valley College has implemented a NEW process for placement into English & Math courses. English as a Native Language (ENL) & Math assessments are no longer offered as of February 5, 2019. The process uses multiple measures including high school coursework, grades, and grade point average to determine placement into college-level English & 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.

    ·      Continuing students will be prompted to complete the multiple measures questions in the student portal for updated English and Math placements.

    Multiple measures questions will be available online through the student portal starting Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 via

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment is still offered. Students interested in being placed in the ESL sequence may visit the Assessment Center starting Wednesday, Feb 20th.

    Students unable to answer the multiple measures questions, should complete the guided self-placement process available February 20th or consult with a counselor.

    Please Note: For Associate of Arts/Science degree candidates (non-transfer) placement into college-level math satisfies the math competency requirement. If you are unsure about your degree requirements, consult with a academic counselor.

  • Colleges' New Student Orientation by CLICKING HERE.
  • Financial Aid. Complete a "California College Promise Grant" (formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver) or complete a FAFSA application online or get assistance in the Financial Aid office, Student Services Center, 1st. floor. 
  • Complete "CalWORKs Intake Forms" and bring it with you to CalWORKs New Student Orientation. (These forms are available in the CalWORKs office)

 Bring the following items to the CalWORKs New Student Orientation:checklist

  • CalWORKs Intake Forms
  • Valid form of identification
  • "Verification of Benefits letter" indicating your cash aid amount and number of people on your case dated within four weeks of the start of courses (Request this document from your DPSS Eligibility Worker)
  • Form GN6005A or GN6006 from your GAIN Service Worker
  • Form GN6014, Vocational Assessment results, if applicable

During CalWORKs Orientation, we will discuss many important topics related to your success at LAVC.  

In order for CalWORKs students to receive Priority Registration, you must do the following:

  1. Attend college and program orientation
  2. Meet with a college Counselor to develop Student Educational Plan
  3. Attend follow-up appointments

Students must also attend various workshops offered by the CalWORKs program and other approved programs on campus throughout the semester.


You have taken the first steps in accomplishing your educational and vocational goals. 

Our office is here to assist you in reaching those goals. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us!!

* Subject to change without notice.