Los Angeles Valley College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $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


  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • 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 fifty 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: 30 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 two-year degree provides the first two years of a four-year education. The focus of general education is critical-thinking skills; provide reading, writing and mathematics competence while training students for an entry-level job.

    Units: 56 units (minimum)
    Timeframe: 2 -3 years
    Purpose: Completion of general education requirements

Majors include: (check out our website for a full listing of majors)

    Agriculture and Natural Sciences
    Biological Sciences
    Commercial Services
    Computer and Information Sciences
    Consumer Education and Home Economics
    Engineering and Related Industrial Technology
    Fine and Applied Arts
    Foreign Language
    Liberal Arts
    Library Sciences
    Physical Science
    Public Affairs and Services
    Social Sciences
    Theater Arts

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 the International Student Information Sheet
  2. Complete and submit the International Admissions Application
  3. 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). This requirement may be waived if the student completed their secondary education in a country where English is the primary language of educational instruction.
  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 $18,960 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 3 passport photos.
  8. Submit a nonrefundable $ 35 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 fist 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 $ 3,000 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
February 1 – June 1

Transfer Applicants
August 1– November 30

Los Angeles Valley College

International Student Program 5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen CA 91401-4096
P: 818.778.5517
For more information: Los Angeles Valley College