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Los Angeles Valley College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Nursing, Theatre, STEM

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    No housing available

  • Social Media

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is located in beautiful, sunny southern California in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Los Angeles Valley College has been providing quality education for more than seventy years. We offer a variety of programs and majors to suit almost any educational goal. Our classes are small so you'll get lots of personal attention from professors.


LAVC is located in the San Fernando Valley, minutes from Hollywood, Universal City, Ventura Boulevard and the sunny California Coast. The surrounding community features a host of galleries, theaters, restaurants, shopping and diverse-cultural attractions.


Los Angeles Valley College has been one of the leading community colleges in California since 1949. We are committed to providing quality education in a supportive learning environment.


We've got what you're looking for. We offer more than 100 occupational certificates, associate degrees and transfer programs to meet your educational goals.

Occupational Certificate: Short-term vocational training designed to give students basic business, technical and professional skills.

  • Units: 12-36 units (approximately)
    Timeframe: 1 - 2 years
    Purpose: Entry-level employment or job advancement

Associate Degree: A two-year degree program designed to enhance students' critical-thinking skills, provide reading, writing and mathematics competence while training students for an entry-level job.

  • Units: 60 units (minimum)
    Timeframe: 2 - 3 years
    Purpose: Entry-level employment or job advancement

Transfer: A minimum of two-year coursework focusing on completion of lower division major preparation and general education requirements for transfer to university. Upon completion of these requirements students may also earn Associate Degree for Transfer. 

  • Units: 60 units (minimum)
    Timeframe: 2 -3 years
    Purpose: Completion of first two years of a four-year education

Majors include: Check out our website for a full listing of majors 

Personal Attention

You'll never get lost in a crowd here. Our classes are small and our faculty is dedicated to teaching.


To be eligible for admission, potential students must:

  1. Complete and submit an International Admission Application
  2. Complete and submit an International Student Information Sheet
  3. Submit proof of English Language Requirement -  This requirement may be waived if the student completed their secondary education in a country where English is the primary language of educational instruction. The following methods can be used to show English proficiency.
    1. Send an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score directly from ETS. The minimum score requirement is 450 (Written) or 133 (Computerized) or 45 (IBT); OR
    2. Send an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score directly from ETS. The minimum score requirement is band 4; OR 
    3. Submit original academic transcripts showing 6 semesters of secondary (high school) English or above
  4. Submit original, official transcripts, certificates and diplomas from secondary schooling and any colleges and universities you attended. If these documents are not in English, a certified English translation must accompany them.
  5. Complete and submit a Confidential Financial Statement and provide the required bank statement(s)/ letter(s) (no more than 2 months old) showing a minimum of $31,441 to meet estimated tuition and living expenses. Further documentation may be required.
  6. Submit a copy of your passport expiration page, visa and I-94.
  7. Submit 2 passport photos.
  8. Submit a nonrefundable $50 money order payable to Los Angeles Valley College for the application fee. 
  9. Los Angeles Valley College requires parents submit a signed Guardian Statement for students under 18 on the first day of classes.
  10. Students who are married or have children under 21, and plan to bring their dependents to United States as F-2 dependents must complete and submit a Dependent Information Sheet and proof of an additional $1,000 per dependent.

Application Periods

Fall Semester
Out-of-Country Applicants &
Change of Status Applicants
February 1 – June 1

Transfer Applicants
February 1 – June 30

Spring Semester
Out-of-Country Applicants &
Change of Status Applicants
August 1 – November 1

Transfer Applicants
August 1– November 30

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Los Angeles Valley College
International Student Program
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen CA 91401-4096
P: 818.778.5517
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • University Preparation
  • University Transfer
2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Geography
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • University Transfer
  • Vocational Career

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