Getting Started at Ventura College

What you need to know
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What You Need to Know About Ventura College:

New students who are 18 years old or have graduated from high school can enroll at Ventura College by following these easy steps!

Step 1 Complete an application for admission online. Visit to apply. 

Step 2 Complete the online college orientation.

Step 3 Take the college assessment test for English and math.  Please check the Assessment calendar online for dates and times at, and submit your assessment request form.

Step 4 Attend an academic counseling workshop to develop your educational plan. New students must complete their on-line orientation and assessments before meeting with a counselor or attending a group counseling session.

*New students who complete the first four steps by the current semester's deadline will be eligible for priority registration. Call the Counseling Office for more information. 

Step 5 Register for classes. You may register on-line using MyVCCCD, or in person.  If you use MyVCCCD, you will be charged a $3.00 fee per semester. Using MyVCCCD will allow you to browse through all open sessions, sort classes by time and instructor, add your name to a wait list, drop classes, pay your fees, view transcripts / final grades, and access many more convenient features!

If you need help getting started at VC, please visit the Student Connect Center!

*Students who are under 18 and still attending a K-12 school may apply to take college classes as Special Admission Students. Application must be made in person and requires additional paperwork. For more information please visit Admissions & Records at

Office Phone Number Location
Counseling 805-289-6448 SSC               
Admissions & Records 805-289-6457 SSC
Student Business Office 805-289-6488 SSC
Financial Aid 805-289-6369 BCS
Assessment 805-289-6402 SSC
Student Connect Center 805-289-6420 SSC