All first year students must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a First-Time College Student with no prior college experience
  • 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)
  • Submit sealed, official high school transcripts and AP scores to Admissions and Records or FYE counselor
  • Students must meet Assessment, Orientation and Group Counseling requirements
  • Students must enroll in English and Math during their first year at Ventura College
  • Complete an abbreviated and comprehensive educational plan
  • 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 2019-2020 and 2020-2021


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