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Welcome Center Counseling


New Student Orientation and Enrollment

As a new student, you are required to complete a New Student Orientation and have a counselor create a Student Educational Plan (SEP) based on the major you selected at the time of applying to LAVC. This personalized SEP will include all the required prerequisite, major, general education and elective courses tailored to your academic and career goal(s). The majors are grouped under Career-Academic Pathways (CAPs). Within each CAP, you can explore a set of program maps that show a semester by semester path from program entry to completion.

New Student Orientation and Enrollment

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.

  • 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

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.