New Student Group Counseling

A new student at Ventura College is a student who has not completed college courses at another college or university. All new students to Ventura College must attend a Group Counseling Session (GCS) to become familiar with support services and resources available to them on campus, learn to use their student portal and receive recommendation for courses for their first semester at VC.

To sign for a Group Counseling Session, students must first

  • Have an application on file for the term for which they wish to enroll
  • Set up their student portal (MyVCCCD)
  • Received placement for English and Mathematics from the Assessment Office. Click here if you need more information on assessment.
  • Complete the online orientation through their student portal

Once student have completed these steps, student need to call the Counseling Office at (805) 289-6448 to sign up for a session. To check the list of upcoming group counseling sessions, please click here.