Are you looking for a way to broaden your horizons or prepare for college-level coursework? Evergreen Valley College offers noncredit classes, which are free for students looking to explore, build skills or prepare for a new educational goal. Taking noncredit classes is a great way to build community -- interacting with instructors and classmates -- as you get to know the campus.
NEW Students: You must submit a Noncredit Application. Once completed, make sure to keep the following information somewhere safe to refer back to:
- OpenCCC username and password
- PIN #
- CCCID #
- EVC Confirmation #
Wait 72 hours for your application to be processed and you will receive a automated Welcome Letter with your 7-digit EVC ID # via email. If you do not receive an automated email within 72 hours, please contact Admissions & Records with your full name, DOB, and EVC Confirmation #.
2. Noncredit Schedule of Classes
Refer to the Schedule of Classes to see what Noncredit classes will be offered in the next term.
- Consult with our Noncredit Counselor to find out what courses are being offered and choose what course(s) you would like to take.
- Pay attention to the start/end dates of each course, as well as the modality of instruction.
3. Single Sign-On (SSO)
Single Sign-On is an authentication method that allows students to sign in once and access all the important applications here at EVC. Please take a moment to bookmark this page:
You will use your SSO account for the following:
- Self Service (Student Portal: allows you to register/drop classes, check grades, request transcripts, etc)
- Canvas (Classroom Portal: allows you to access your class, complete homework, tests, etc)
- MyHealth (Proof of Vaccination upload required to take classes)
- Instructions for first time users
For any issues with your account, contact the ITSS Help Desk at (408) 270-6411.
5. Prepare for Success
We want all noncredit students to be successful!
In preparation for your first day, we recommend gathering the following information:
- Get your Class Schedule ready. Make sure you know what time your classes start and the location of each course. Check your email for any important information from your instructor.
- Log onto Canvas. You should see the course(s) you signed up for on your Canvas dashboard by the first day of class.
- Plan to arrive on time! The first day of classes can be crowded, so leave earlier than expected if you are coming to campus.
- Assess the parking situation. If driving to campus, parking will be FREE in the student lots for Summer 2022 and Fall 22 semesters. Take a look at the campus map to get familiar with EVC!
- Pick up a VTA Eco Pass. Students can get a VTA Eco Pass for $6.50 per semester (5 units or less) or $11.00 per semester (6+ units). Stop by Admissions & Records to get a VTA Eco Pass.
- Books and Materials.
- Purchase any required books from the EVC bookstore.
- Books may be available and loaned to you from the Noncredit Department, but must be returned upon the completion of the class term in "Good" condition.
- Contact our Program Specialist, Teneka Cornish to find out if books are available.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our team
What is the difference between noncredit and credit?
Noncredit courses are for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills, enrich their understanding about a wide range of topics, develop personal interests and prepare for taking a credit course. Upon completion of a course, students may receive a grade of pass or no pass. Noncredit classes are NOT applicable toward a degree and will not appear on your transcript.
Credit courses are designed for students who are interested in earning college credits towards a degree or certificate. Students who take credit courses generally receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) recorded on a transcript.
Who may attend noncredit classes?
California residents and undocumented residents living in California.
Students who hold F1 visas will need to connect with the Evergreen Valley College International Program to learn the process/eligibility for enrolling into a noncredit course or program.
Why take noncredit classes?
Noncredit classes assist students seeking to improve math or English proficiency, increase literacy, improve job skills and employability, or prepare for educational opportunities and credit coursework.
Will I get a certificate by taking a noncredit class?
Generally, no. Certificates may be given for the completion of specific noncredit programs as designated.
Can I register for a class that has already started?
If a seat in the class is available, you may be able to join a class that is already in session. Contact the Noncredit Academic Counselor or Transition Specialist (link to the ‘contact us’ page) for more information on joining a class in session.
How many noncredit classes may I take?
There is no limit to the number of noncredit courses you may enroll in.
Do I need to take a placement or assessment test for noncredit?
Placement or assessment tests are not required for noncredit classes.
Do I need to take a placement or assessment test for credit?
To take a credit ESL or English class, you may contact the First Stop Center (insert link) for an assessment. To take a credit course, you will need to follow the credit student enrollment process.
Do I need a high school diploma to take college classes?
No, a high school diploma is not required to take noncredit or credit classes; however, it is required for financial aid.
Are there grades in noncredit classes?
Instructors will award Pass/No Pass to indicate competency in noncredit course material.
How long are noncredit classes?
Noncredit courses vary in duration from 6 weeks to 16 weeks.
What if I miss a class?
Notify your instructor if you miss a class. It is important for you to attend each and every class. Consult your instructor for their specific attendance policy.
Do noncredit classes appear on my Evergreen Valley College transcript?
Only noncredit courses, which are part of a certificate program or transferable to other colleges, will appear on the Evergreen Valley College transcript.
Can I get Financial Aid for noncredit classes?
Federal Financial Aid is not available for noncredit courses; however noncredit courses are tuition-free!