New and Returning Students

Welcome to Ventura College!


Step 1. Apply for Admission Click Here

  • 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

  • You will receive an email from Ventura College with instructions on how to setup your MyVCCCD account
  • 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

Please NOTE:

  • Admission to Ventura College is open to California residents who have a high school diploma or its equivalent (including a California H.S. Certificate of Proficiency or GED) and/or
  • Any person, including a resident of other states, who is at least 18 years old and able to benefit from the instruction offered by the college.
  • High School Students: Special Admission applies to K-12 students interested in taking classes at Ventura College.