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Deciding Which Classes to Take
- Part One - Overview
- Part Two - Academic Programs
- Part Three - Support Services
- Part Four - Getting Started
- Part Five - Tips for Success
It is recommended that you start with math and English. These classes will sharpen your skills and help prepare you for all your other classes. Transfer universities emphasize the importance of completing math and English early. Be aware that you must meet the prerequisite requirements for English and math courses. Consult the College Catalog or Schedule of Classes and the counselor.
Consider enrolling in one of your major classes, if you meet the prerequisites. Use Assist.org, to view the most current articulation available. Taking a major class provides many advantages:
Trying a major class could provide you some insight into whether or not this area of study is right for you
Some major classes are sequential, so you will have to take earlier courses in the sequence before you can take later ones. If you wait too long to start taking the earlier ones, you may not be able to take the later ones until you have already finished everything else. This could delay your transfer, for example.
Most universities look for major course preparation.
Depending upon your academic goals, you may be taking general education courses. With the guidance of your counselor, select general education courses from Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC), California State University General Education (CSUGE), Independent General Education requirements, or Ventura College General Education requirements. They are all in the Ventura College Catalog (available in the Bookstore or online). If you have any questions, ask the counselor.
Ideally, you will be able to complete an Educational Plan by the end of the Group Advisement Session, based on your academic background, assessment results, and the information provided. However, don’t be discouraged if you need additional time to review options and evaluate your other time commitments. You will have additional time before you register.