First Year Experience

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We are available through phone or email and are happy to assist you remotely. See below for VC and FYE updates and announcements:

  • Registration dates for Summer and Fall have moved to April. If you completed priority registration requirements, your new registration date is, April 24th. Check out the Academic Calendar link for updated registration dates. 

  • If you need to schedule an online Counseling appointment you can do so by clicking this link HERE. Plan ahead and schedule your Counseling appointment before your registration date.

  • View the District FAQs page for helpful information regarding your classes and Student Services.





First Year Experience
With FYE You Are VIP!

Location: Campus Student Center (CSC)
Phone: (805) 289-6438 | Email:
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Benefits of Participating in FYE: 

  • Get a head start on your college education.FYE Logo
  • Participate in summer extended orientation.
  • Year-long personal/academic support as you transition into college life.
  • Introduction to Student Support Services.
  • Create community by meeting other students.
  • Individualized academic/career counseling and guidance. 
  • Early registration. 

Ventura College invites first-time college students to participate in First Year Experience Program (FYE).

The goal of FYE is to introduce new students to the expectations of higher education. Students will connect with campus resources designed to promote academic retention and success. FYE students will learn how to make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. This year-long program begins with our summer extended orientation. Students will learn to engage in the college experience, develop critical thinking skills to enhance academic success, and plan for a successful future at VC and beyond.