The following steps ensure that all students are prepared with the essential tools to be successful at EVC and beyond. Before you can register, you must complete orientation, assessment, and develop an abbreviated education plan.
step 1 – Apply
Begin your application by clicking here: Apply to EVC
Step 2 – Orientation
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
Note: Please bring all transcripts and/or test scores with you to the orientation. In particular, we will need your high school transcripts.
EVC On-line Orientation (Currently Under Construction)
The Assessment process is designed to help students determine the best starting point in English, Math, 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. It is strongly recommended that you take steps to prepare for the assessment test as those scores will help place you in the appopriate Math and English courses. See link:
Prepare for the ACT Compass Placement Exams
Step 6 – Other Resources
Lucha OrtegaActing Dean of Student Success
Location: Student Services Center SC-250 Phone: (408) 270-6475
To Schedule Appointmentscounselingappts@evc.edu
For Brief Counseling Questions firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: For faster service send email and include your EVC Student ID number
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