Student Success

​​​​​​Welcome to the Student Success Division at Evergreen Valley College!

Our mission is to empower and support all EVC students to accomplish their educational, career and personal goals by offering orientation, assessment, counseling, transfer, work experience and student follow-up services based on our college guiding principles of equity, opportunity and social justice.

We invite you to navigate our website to learn about our comprehensive and accessible support programs and services. In addition we would like to extend an invitation to visit the Student Success Center or connect with us via email or phone.

Student Success CENTER

 Student Success ​Center Flyer

The main objective of the Student Success Act of 2012 is to assist students in planning and achieving their academic and career goals. In accordance with this act, students are required to complete mandatory orientation, assessment, counseling (educational plan) and the process ends when students achieve their educational goals.

At EVC the Student Success Center was created to embrace all core services that enhance students' opportunities to succeed in their academic plans. We have set up an accessible and comprehensive process to help you succeed.

The College responsibilities are to provide:

  • Orientation in person or online

  • Assessment before course registration

  • Counseling- Educational Plan (Ed Plan)

  • Referrals to specialized support services

  • Evaluation of each student's progress

  • Follow-Up Services for At-Risk Students 

The student's responsibilities are to:

  • Attend an orientation

  • Complete placement testing

  • Develop an Abbreviated Ed Plan

  • Identify an academic and career goal

  • Declare a specific course of study on or before 15 units are completed

  • Meet with a Counselor to update or develop a Comprehensive Ed Plan

  • Attend class, complete coursework and maintain satisfactory academic progress


Exemption Criteria

A student may be exempted from the Student Success Act responsibilities including orientation, assessment and counseling based on one or more of the following: 

  1. Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college

  2. 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

  3. 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:​, Location​: SC-250​.

The Student Success Center includes many programs and services that will help you to succeed

  • Assessment - All new students are required to take the assessment exam. The exam is designed to determine your reading, writing, and math ability. It is not a pass or fail test!
  • Orientation​ - The purpose of an orientation is to familiarize yourself with the campus, student support services, degrees and certificates offered, academic expectations, institutional procedures, other information as necessary and to support you on developing an abbreviated Ed Plan that will begin your foundation for your academic career.
  • Counseling - The primary goal of Counseling is to assist you in mapping out your academic goals and career objectives.
  • Career & Transfer Center - The Career & Transfer Center offers services and resources to meet academic, career and employment needs. Transfer, employment and career information is available through printed materials, workshops, and events in our center. Students can also access on demand student success workshops as well all as other web-based tools for career, major and transfer research from the Career & Transfer Center.
  • The Early Alert Program is designed to identify, early in the semester, students who are in need of support and inform them of resources available to help them be successful in their courses. If your instructor is concerned that your work or attendance indicates that you may have trouble passing the class, you may receive an Early Alert email letter asking you to see your instructor and seek help from our center. The Early Alert Program includes intervention workshops, one-on-one case management, wrap around services with student support programs such as referrals to the Campus Tutoring Center.
  • Follow-Up Services for At-Risk Students are provided to students enrolled in lower-level basic skills courses, students who have not identified an educational goal and course of study, or students who are on academic or progress probation or facing dismissal.  The Progress and Dismissal Improvement Program includes intervention workshops, one-on-one case management, progress reports, Counseling 15: Blueprint for Success course and referrals to the Campus Tutoring Center.

Additional Academic Support Programs 

Additional Support Programs​ 

Student Success Center
Call: 408-270-6475
Location: SC 250

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