your steps to success at Evergreen Valley College!
The Student Success Initiative (2012) "focuses on helping students to identify educational goals and develop an informed plan to achieve their educational objectives in the areas of transfer, basic skills attainment, and career technical education." (SB1456)
The following steps ensure that all students are prepared with the essential tools to be successful in college and beyond.
(Video credits: Los Angeles Mission College)
step 1 - assessment
Take an Assessment Test to determine which English and Math classes you will start with.
The Assessment process is designed to help students determine the best starting point in English, math, reading and English as Second language (ESL) based on their past academic experience and abilities. The campus is committed to using multiple measures in all aspects of evaluation.
Please have your Student ID ready and bring a photo ID on your placement test day.
EVC Placement Test Workshops (Currently Under Construction)
STEP 2 – Orientation
Attend an Orientation to learn more about how EVC works. An Orientation is crucial in knowing how to be successful in college. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to maintain good academic standing at EVC.
An Orientation provides general information regarding EVC's services and programs. Students are provided with an overview of transfer and degree requirements, vocational programs, and student services as well as academic expectations, facilities and resources available.
To schedule an In-person Orientation in English, Spanish or Vietnamese, please call (408) 270-6475 or email CounselingAppt@evc.edu
Note: Please bring all transcripts and/or test scores with you to the orientation. You will be meeting with a counselor during the latter half of the orientation to develop an Abbreviated Ed Plan.
To register for an On-line Orientation, please click on the link below.
EVC On-line Orientation (Currently Under Construction)
Note: Upon completion of the online orientation, you will need to contact Counseling to schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop an Abbreviated Ed Plan. Please bring all transcripts and/or test scores with you to this appointment. Counseling can be reached at (408) 270-6475 or email CounselingAppt@evc.edu
STEP 3 – Educational Plan
Meet with a Counselor to develop or revise your Educational Plan.
You will need to identify a major prior to creating a Comprehensive Ed Plan with your counselor. For assistance with identifying a major or career exploration, please contact the Career & Transfer Center (C&TC) at (408)270-6470 or CTC@evc.edu
Once you have identified your major by filing an official form with Admission & Records, contact Counseling to make an appointment for your Comprehensive Ed Plan.
STEP 4 – Registration
A student may be exempted from the Student Success Act responsibilities including orientation, assessment and counseling based on one or more of the following:
Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
Enrollment in coursework to advance in current job, or to pursue personal enrichment, or to maintain a certificate/license, and is enrolled in fewer than 5 units
Completion of the assessment/orientation components at another college, with placement scores on file at EVC
* Exemptions must be approved by the dean of Student Success and dean of Enrollment after student meets with a counselor and provides official transcripts. For more information please contact the Student Success Center at Call: 408-270-6475, Email: StudentSuccess@evc.eduLocation: SC-250.
Student Success Support Programs and Services
Career & Transfer Center can assist you in identifying a major/or field of study.
Special Academic Support Programs
Student Success CenterCall: 408-270-6475Email StudentSuccess@evc.eduLocation: SC 250Website: www.evc.edu/current-students/student-success
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