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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS

What is Matriculation?

In essence, matriculation is a process designed to help you to be successful in your educational endeavors. Matriculation is the process that brings the College and a student who enrolls for credit into an agreement for the purpose of developing and realizing the student’s educational objective. The agreement acknowledges responsibilities of both parties to enable students to attain their objectives efficiently through the College’s established programs, policies, and requirements. All students, except those exempted on the basis of locally established criteria, are expected to complete matriculation activities. Detailed information regarding matriculation policies and provisions can be found in the College catalog and Schedule of Classes. Students requiring an accommodation for disability should contact the DSPS office for proper reference.

STEP 1: APPLICATION


Submit a free application to Admissions and Records.  You may pick up an application at the Admissions and Records Office or click here to apply online for admissions. 


STEP 2: ASSESSMENT/ORIENTATION/ADVISEMENT

After submitting your application, you should proceed to the Student Transition Center in the Student Services Building to participate in assessment, orientation, and advisement. You must bring a photo ID, your student ID # and the STEPS sheet with STEP 1 initialed by the Admissions staff or provide a printout of your online admission.

No appointment is necessary. Allow approximately 3 hours. You must complete all these activities unless you meet one of the exemptions listed on this form. You can complete all activities in the same visit.

ASSESSMENT:   Assessment cannot be completed online at this time. Assessment consists of placement exams in reading, writing, and mathematics and is designed to assess your abilities in these skills. Results from assessment will be immediately available.

ORIENTATION: Orientation is scheduled following assessment. These live sessions are offered several times daily during peak periods and several times each week during off-peak periods.

ADVISEMENT: Advisement is provided to assist in the selection of courses for the first semester. Following the on-campus orientation, a counselor will facilitate the preliminary education plan. 

STUDENTS MUST ENTER THE CENTER AT LEAST TWO HOURS PRIOR TO CLOSING IN ORDER TO COMPLETE ALL ACTIVITIES


EXEMPTIONS
If you meet any of the following conditions, you can choose not to participate in the matriculation activities outlined in STEP 2. Take this form to the Counseling Center to verify your exemption. Those students who do not meet any of these exemptions must complete the activities in STEP 2.

ASSESSMENT EXEMPTIONS
  • Completed an Associate (AA/AS) or higher degree from an accredited college.
  • Completed the equivalent of at least Math 50 and English 1A at another higher education institution.
  • Have placement recommendations from an ASSESSMENT taken within 3 years at another California Community College.
  • Enroll only in non-credit classes.
  • Planning to only take classes for personal development or enrichment.
  • Taking classes for re-certification or licensing.
  • Currently enrolled in a four-year college/university.
ORIENTATION/ADVISEMENT EXEMPTIONS
  • Completed an Associate (AA/AS) or higher degree from an accredited college.
  • Enroll only in non-credit classes.
  • Taking classes for re-certification or licensing.
  • Currently enrolled in a four-year college/university.

STEP 3: REGISTRATION DATE/FEE PAYMENT
You will be assigned a registration date which enables you to use our RamTalk phone-in registration or Web registration.

Click here for student registration dates and other important dates and deadlines.

*RamTalk and Web registration instructions and hours of operation are listed in the Schedule of Classes.

You must pay your fees within the deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes and blocked from registering in future semesters, blocked from obtaining grades/transcripts and your outstanding amount owed may be turned over to a collection agency which can negatively affect your credit rating.


STEP 4: COUNSELING/EDUCATIONAL PLAN


Counselors will be available on a limited walk-in basis in the Counseling Office throughout the registration cycle to provide you with initial advisement for the upcoming term.

You can also receive initial advisement online by sending an email to: counselor@vvc.edu.   You can schedule an individual appointment with a counselor once classes begin and you have completed Steps 1-3. During this counseling session, a counselor will help you develop an educational plan that will outline the services, requirements, and activities that are necessary for you to achieve your education and career goals.

Make an appointment at the Counseling Center after classes begin. For more information, visit VVC Counseling web page.


STEP 5 (Optional): FINANCIAL AID

Over 5,000 VVC students receive some type of financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and/or scholarships to help pay for the costs of attending Victor Valley College. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov or mail the application to the Department of Education.

You can obtain all necessary forms and instructions at the Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Building. For more information, visit the VVC Financial Aid web page.

Last Modified: 2010-06-14 .


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