First Year Experience

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:

https://www.evc.edu/current-students

​Benefits of the First Year Experience Program:

  • Free tuition – via the College Promise Grant
  • Referral to special programs
  • Access to EVC free Textbook Lending Library – through Special Programs
  • Free tutoring and mentoring
  • Academic counseling support
  • Access to free and fun events, performances, lectures, films and more
  • Priority Registration

Application Process:

Complete the EVC Admissions Application

Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Application

The Financial Aid Office will contact you directly if you meet preliminary eligibility requirements

FYE Eligibility:

To be eligible, students must enroll at EVC directly following graduation from a high school in Santa Clara County. Be a spring 2020 high school graduate, enrolling at EVC in fall directly following graduation

  • Be a spring 2020 high school graduate, enrolling at EVC in fall directly following graduation
  • Be a first-time college student
  • Enroll in at least 12 units at EVC per semester
  • Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act /CPG Application
  • Must be a CA resident and California Promise Grant Recipient

Contact Info:

Catherine Kost

​Catherine Kost


Program Coordinator, EVC Promise/Transfer

Catherine.Kost@evc.edu

408-612-6617
2020-2021 Promise Programs
Promise Programs

​​APPLY NOW

Fill out your FAFSA or Dream Act Application in order to apply for the First Year Experience Program and other resources.

First Year Experience Program

EVC Promise (San Jose Promise) Website Hyperlink​
EVC Supporting Page
 
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