Application for Admission

Welcome to Ventura College!


Step 1. Apply for Admission Click Here

  • Returning Students - You must re-apply for admission if you have not attended in over a year.
  • Allow 24 hours to process your admissions application and receive your new student email confirmation.
  • The email confirmation contains a link to the student portal setup for MyVCCCD (***link expires in 10 days).
  • Check out the Steps to set up MyVCCCD visual guide

Step 2. Set up MyVCCCD Student Portal

  • Regularly check your MyVCCCD email or activate mail forwarding option under MyAccount settings in MyVCCCD
  • Write down your Student ID number for your records located on the top right corner within MyVCCCD

Step 3. Complete New Student Orientation at MyVCCCD

  • Click on the MySUCCESS tab to complete the online orientation 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion, it will be required prior to making a counseling appointment

Step 4. Complete the English & Math Assessments

  • Schedule an assessment session (click here)
  • Check for the testing dates & times, test last 2-3 hours long

Step 5. Develop a Student Educational Plan online at MyVCCCD

  • Call the Counseling Office at (805) 289-6448 to schedule your New Student Counseling Session and develop your first-semester educational plan.
  • Access DegreeWorks via MyVCCCD to select and track courses to meet your educational goals
  • Not sure how to create an abbreviated education plan in DegreeWorks? Click here to access the tutorial video.

Step 6. Apply for Financial Aid online at:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)
  • Ventura College School Code: 001334 

Step 7. Register & Pay online at: MyVCCCD

  • Verify your date & time for registration
  • Check the current calendar for registration dates
  • Registration will not be complete unless the fees are paid in full
  • Payment plans are available on Register & Pay tab
  • Schedule of Classes | College Catalog
  • All new and returning students are required to complete Orientation, Assessment, and a Student Educational Plan unless they qualify for an exemption. Priority registration will be granted only after all three components are completed. If you believe you qualify for an exemption from one or more of the Student Services and Support Program (3SP) components based on the criteria listed below, complete the exemption request form and obtain approval from the Counseling Office. Submission of the exemption request form does not mean or guarantee approval of your exemption request. If your exemption is granted, you will lose your opportunity for priority registration that is granted to students who complete all the services.

    • Earned an Associate Degree or higher.
    • Enrolling solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards. (Documentation must be attached.)
    • Enrolled at another college or university and taking classes to fulfill college/university requirements. (Documentation must be attached.)
    • I have already completed a degree applicable Math and English class. Applies to assessment only. (Documentation must be attached.)
  • High School Students: Special Admission applies to K-12 students interested in taking classes at Ventura College.
    • First-Time Special Admission students must apply for college admission first.
    • The application for admission must be submitted and accepted before the student is allowed to register.
    • For additional Special Admissions instructions please click here