EVC First Stop

                First stop center              

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones, we are transitioning from in-person to online instruction as of Monday, March 16. EVC has moved our operations to a virtual/remote format through the end of the spring semester. We encourage you to call us or email us, staff are available during normal business hours to respond to your inquiries. Read here for more details and updates:

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

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 onboarding, educational pathways, special programs and other campus resources. 

Our Assessment Center has now transformed to our new First Stop Center due to AB-705 implementation.

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:

English and Math Self-Guided Placement

  • For students without U.S. high school performance information, the EVC academic counselor will assist you in registering.

  • 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.

  • Guided self-placement tool

U.S. High School Transcript

  • 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. 

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.

College Transcript Transfer Credit

  • If you completed courses at another college and think it can count towards transfer credit, complete an EVC prerequisite verification form.
  • When meeting with an EVC academic counselor, provide a completed prerequisite verification form and a copy of the college transcript.

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

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Office Hours: 

​Mon-Thu:   9AM-5PM
​Fri: 9AM-3PM

Contact us: 

(408) 274-7900 ext. 6637


ESL STUDENT placement test &   Orientation

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

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