First Stop Center

First stop center

First Stop Center

The First Stop Center is EVC's Welcome and Onboarding Center. New student? Reach out to us!

We are excited that the campus will be reopening on August 9, 2021. We encourage you to visit us, call us or email us, the staff is available during normal business hours to respond to your inquiries.

Registration for Fall Classes (in-person and online) open now. 

Former Assessment Center: We no longer use placement tests as the primary method of assessing a students' English and Math levels. 

Need Assistance with Class Registration?

Enrolling into college can be a little confusing, the First Stop Center is here to help you! Below are a few resources to get you going: 

PDF instructions: 

Video Tutorials (FSC Youtube Channel):

Assisstance from our staff on ZOOM:

Welcome to our
Virtual Office Space!

Meet the Team:

Our EVC First Stop Center aims to help new and prospective students get started on their educational and career path and help navigate the college system. We also aim to provide an initial support system on campus as student’s get started here at EVC. Stop by to get assistance and additional information with assessment, onboarding, educational pathways, special programs and other campus resources. 

AB-705 and the assessment test

Our Assessment Center has now transformed to our new First Stop Center due to AB-705 implementation. Currently we are only offering the assessment test to ESL students. 

How Can I Get Started At EVC?

Getting started at a college can be a little intimidating. Follow these next easy steps to become a college student. 

  1. Apply and get your EVC Student ID#?
  2. Set up your student portal(MyWeb) and class portal(Canvas)
  3. Complete the EVC Orientation
  4. Meet with a counselor to start your program/major and pick classes
  5. Apply for Financial Aid and/or pay your fees. 
  6. Find your books and go to class
  7. Congrats! You are a college student
  8. New Student Checklist 

Placement Into Math And English

Placement tests are only offered to ESL students. It is now easier to place into your Math and English classes. 

Meet with our Academic Counselors who will match you with the appropriate courses and provide you an educational road map to ensure your academic success! 

Below are the placement options you may choose when meeting with an EVC Academic Counselor:

1.      Self-Guided Placement

  • California State Assembly Bill 705 mandates that all students who are seeking to complete a degree have the right to  self-place into transfer level English and Math.

  • You can so complete the quiz using our Guided self-placement tool

2.      High School Transcript (US)

  • All students should bring a copy of their U.S. high school transcript with them when they first meet with an EVC academic counselor.

  • If you are unable to obtain a copy of your high school transcript, but remember your high school GPA, you can self-report this GPA when meeting with your EVC academic counselor. 

3.      AP Scores

  • Pass the AP English Language or Literature Composition Exam or the AP Calculus or AP Statistics exam with a score of 3 or above.

  • Provide proof of these results when meeting with an EVC Academic Counselor.

4.      College Transcript 

  • If you completed courses at another college and think it can count towards transfer credit, complete an EVCprerequisite verification form

  • When meeting with an EVC academic counselor, provide a completed prerequisite verification form and a copy of the college transcript.

 QUESTIONS? Click here to ask

Get Started @ EVC Presentation for Spanish speaking, DREAMer, DACA, or immigrant students. Presentation includes information on how to become a college student. Click here to watch!

Your Journey to Success 
Starts Here!

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Contact Us!


The First Stop Center is located in the Admissions and Records Building (A&R).

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Sarai Minjares

Sarai Minjares
First Stop Center Coordinator

Text Only: 408-780-0420

For faster service, please include: 

  1. Full Name
  2. EVC ID#
  3. Phone #
  4. Email

Click below to schedule an appointment or add yourself to the drop-in list.

 Online Appointment

ESL STUDENT placement test &   Orientation

How to: Assessment Test Video

To schedule an ESL assessment test or schedule an orientation please visit us or contact us to register for these services.

Click here to request an assessment test appointment

Start your journey here

Quick Question? Click here to ask :)

Choose your program or major: Career Coach

As a college student you must select an educational path/goal to work towards. Do you know your path? Check out MyPath: Career Coach to browse programs, take a career quiz, and start your path! Start here!

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