All first year students must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a First-Time College Student with no prior college experience.
  • Complete FYE Application.
  • Students are required to enroll in one of the following courses:
    • COUN V01-College Success (3 units)
    • COUN V02-Career Exploration & Life Planning (3 units)
    • COUN V03-College Orientation course (1 unit)
    • EAC V01-Strategies for Success in College & Life (3 units)
    • ENGR V01-Introducton to Engineering (3 units)
  • Students must enroll in English and Math during their first year at Ventura College. *
  • Attend Arrival Survival in the summer.
  • Meet with a FYE Counselor at least once each semester and complete an abbreviated (Fall Semester) and comprehensive (Spring Semester) educational plan.
  • Accept and participate in the FYE Canvas page
  • Maintain a 2.0+ GPA. Successfully complete the entire academic school year (Fall & Spring) by setting realistic educational goals during your first year.
  • Complete FAFSA or California Dream Act for the current academic year. 

* English and Math requirement can be waived if it is not required for student's educational goal at Ventura College. Must have this requirement cleared by FYE Counselor.


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Please call 805-289-6438  or send an email message to  if you have any questions.