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You’re Enrolled—Now What?
- Part One - Overview
- Part Two - Academic Programs
- Part Three - Support Services
- Part Four - Getting Started
- Part Five - Tips for Success
You are now a Ventura College student!!! Knowing what to expect will help make college easier and more rewarding! It is a time of exciting, new, challenging experiences that will help shape your future.
Here are a few more tips to help you get off to a good start:
First Class Meeting
Be sure to attend the first class meeting. If you miss the first class meeting, the instructor may drop your enrollment in that course.
Students are expected to attend regularly. Absence for any reason does not relieve the student from the responsibility of completing class requirements. When absence exceeds 1/9th of the total class contact hours, the instructor may drop the student.
You're highly encouraged to find your classrooms before the first day of class. Use the campus map to help you. All buildings have a designated alphabetical letter. The building letter is followed by the room number. For example,"MCE-104" would be room 104 of Building "MCE".
Once you are settled in your classes, approximately 2-3 weeks after the start of the term, make a counseling appointment to review your Student Educational Plan. Call (805) 654-6448 to schedule an appointment.
You need to be aware of various deadlines. Deadline dates are published on our VC Calendars page.
A closed class requires the instructor's permission to enroll in the class. Any class schedule changes can be completed by using my.vcccd.edu or in person in the Admissions Office.
It is very important that you obtain your textbooks as soon as possible. Textbooks required for courses can be purchased in the College Bookstore or through the VC Bookstore's website. You might also be able to borrow a course textbook from the Lending Library. For more infiormation about the Lending Library, please call (805) 654-6482.
If you’re having difficulty with classes, get help early. It can make all the difference between success and failure. Take advantage of the Library and various centers, including the Tutoring Center, Learning Center, and Math Center.
Grades are available approximately 4 weeks after the last day of any term. Students can obtain grades on the Internet via my.vcccd.edu.
Every full-time faculty member has posted office hours, a phone extension (search here), campus email address and a mail drop-box. Take advantage of their expertise. They are available to assist you with any questions you may have.
After the Online Orientation
If you'd like to review parts of the orientation, click on the buttons labelled one through five in the right column of this page.
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