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Counseling Appointments are Now Available through Online Formats for the remainder of Spring 2020!  Click here to contact Counseling Department Receptionist.


Please note: Comprehensive Student Educational Planing, Financial Aid Extension, Transcript Evaluation, Pre-Graduation Review, and/or general education certification require a 30 or 60 minute appointment and cannot be done during a same-day drop-in session. 

SAME DAY BRIEF DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS:

Students who have questions that can be answered quickly, without review of transcripts, can obtain a same-day drop-in appointment with a counselor.  These 15-minute appointments are booked beginning at 8 am Monday through Friday by Counseling Department clerical staff. Please call (818) 947-2637 or (818) 947-7229 to schedule a same-day drop-in appointment. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a detailed message with your name, student ID number and a phone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  

Services Available during Drop-in are:

  • Course Placement (Prerequisite Clearance)
  • Educational Goal/Major Update
  • General Course Advising
  • Petition assistance
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite Challenge
  • Request to Exceed Unit Limits

30-MINUTE COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS:

Students who require a review of their transcripts from within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) only, will need to make a 30 minute counseling appointment.  These appointments are for currently enrolled students to develop and/or update student educational plans and discuss  educational obstacles and challenges, or other topics that may require longer than drop-in appointment. Please call (818) 947-2637 or (818) 947-7229 to schedule a 30-minute appointment. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a detailed message with your name, student ID number and a phone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  

60-MINUTE TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENTS:

Students who require evaluation of their transcripts from colleges and/or universities outside LACCD, need a 60-minute counseling appointment.  Before making an appointment, students must make sure all their official transcripts are sent directly to the Admissions and Records Office.  No hand delivered transcripts will be accepted.  Students may also be referred to schedule a 60-minute appointment by a counselor.  

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 the Admissions and Records Office, you may schedule a 60-minute counseling appointment for transcript evaluation 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 assigned a student ID number before requesting your transcripts be sent to LAVC.  Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: BEFORE MEETING WITH A COUNSELOR:

  • Apply online to LAVC, and allow the district 3-5 business days to process your appication and be assigned a student ID number.
     
  •  Contact all colleges/universities you have previously attended and request that the official transcripts be sent to:

Los Angeles Valley College

Attn: Admissions and Records

5800 Fulton Ave.

Valley Glen, CA 91401

  • If your name has changed, and the name on your LAVC application is different from the name on the transcripts being sent, please notify your previous college/university and have them indicate this name change before sending the official transcripts. This will help you avoid any delays in processing.

Note: Official transcripts and AP exam scores must be sent 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:

  • Contact the Admissions and Records Office at (818) 947-2553  (allowing at least 7-10 days from the date you requested transcripts to be sent) to verify that they have been received and processed. 

 

Step 3: SCHEDULE YOUR TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION APPOINTMENT:

  • Please call (818) 947-2637 or (818) 947-7229 to schedule a 60-minute appointment. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a detailed message with your name, student ID number and a phone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 
  • To assist a counselor in evaluating your transcripts, please be prepared to provide course descriptions, syllibi, assessment results or other documentation you feel will be helpful in the evaluation process.  It may take more than one session to complete a transcript evaluation process. 

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.  

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: CalWORKs, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Foster Youth, International Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, TAP/Honors, TRiO, UMOJA/Black Scholars, Dream Resource Center and Veterans.   

Counseling Department phone numbers are (818) 947-2637 or (818) 947-7229.

 

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