First Year Experience (FYE) Program is a specially designed program to provide extra services and resources specifically tailored to first-time college freshmen with an emphasis on serving first-generation students at Evergreen Valley College. 

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  1. Be a spring high school graduate, enrolling at EVC in fall directly following graduation
  2. Be a first-time college student
  3. Enroll in at least 12 units at EVC per semester
  4. Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act /CPG Application
  5. Must be a California resident
  6. California Promise Grant Recipient


Benefits of participating.

  • Free Tuition via the College Promise Grant
  • $500 First Year Experience Grant
  • Priority registration 
  • Enrollment in special programs
  • Access to EVC free Textbook Lending Library (through special programs)
  • Academic counseling support
  • Access to free and fun events, performances, lectures, films, and more

Next Steps & Apply.

  1. Complete the EVC admissions application
  2. Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application
  3. The First Stop Center will contact you directly if you meet preliminary eligibility requirements or you can contact First Stop Center via email: or phone: (408)780-0420.



First Stop Center


Phone: (408)780-0420

For faster service, please include: 

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



Location & Office Hours

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

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm

Friday: 9 am to 1 pm

Closed on weekends and holidays



Sarai Minjares

First Stop Center and First Year Experience Program Coordinator