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First-Year Experience (FYE)

The First Year Experience (FYE) program exists to support the successful academic and social transition of new students into the Antelope Valley College community.  FYE students will have access to priority registration, registration and scheduling assistance, advance access to and priority consideration for campus support programs & services, Student Success Kick-Off/Student Success Workshop, Human Development 101, peer mentoring, parent & family orientation, ParentLingo, New Student Welcome, study hall, strategies for student success, and a designated FYE counselor

Second-Year Experience (SYE)

The Second Year Experience (SYE) program is designed to support the successful academic and social advancement of continuing students through to the completion of their educational pathway. All second-year students at AVC are members of the SYE program. SYE students will have access to the following benefits: priority registration, registration and scheduling assistance, advance access to and priority consideration for campus support programs & services, transfer center counselors & workshops, specialized workshops, 4-year application assistance, college tours, career center counselors & workshops, career assessments, career coaching, peer mentoring, study hall

Basic Needs

to help Antelope Valley College students access on-campus and community resources to maximize student success in achieving educational goals.  Submit an application to receive the following resources/services: food (day bags, pantry, and Marauder Market), housing (AVC referrals to housing programs), Transportation - Campus Connect Bus Pass (AVTA/Kern)/Gas Cards, Mental Health - TimelyCare (Virtual Mental Health Counseling ), Family Resource Center, physical health - (vision, dental, in-person medical - Summit Urgent Care), hygiene (campus showers), and technology (WiFi Hotspot loan/computer loan).


Through a variety of educational opportunities, campus events, and community resources.  Students have access to the LGBTQIA+ student club and center at the Hub. 

Dreamers Center

Aims to serve all undocumented students at Antelope Valley College and the community with information and resources to promote college admissions, persistence, graduation, transfer, and careers. The Dream Center offers the following services: California Dream Act information and assistance, scholarship resources for Dreamers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) information and referrals, workshops, and academic and career guidance in a confidential and supportive environment.

Books H.E.L.P.

Books H.E.L.P supports eligible Antelope Valley College students borrow course textbooks until the agreed return date, free of charge. There is currently no limit to the number of books a student borrows per semester. 

Guardian Scholars

The Guardian Scholars Program aims to connect current and former foster youth with a support system to help develop the tools needed to succeed in, through, and beyond college.  Guardian scholars have access to a Welcome Kit, academic supplies, financial aid advising, priority registration, Dress for Success Clothing Closet, Hearts and Hands Pantry, shower facilities, student health services, campus, and community referrals, Campus Connect bus pass, Books H.E.L.P., job placement application, Students Raising Children (SRC) program, peer mentoring, and leadership development.

Focus 180

Offers intentional and welcoming educational and community resources to formerly incarcerated students. Program benefits and services include the Dress for Success clothing closet, Job search preparation, Books H.E.L.P. program, AVTA Campus Connect Bus Pass Program, Hearts and Hands Food Pantry, Financial Aid advising, Student Health Services, housing referrals, and campus and community resources.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center provides assistance through education, certification, and guidance to military veterans and their dependents in achieving their educational objectives and effectively promotes the retention, graduation, and transfer of military veteran students and their dependents.


The mission of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program is to support the primary goals of recruiting, retaining, and transitioning students who have language, social, economic, and/or educational disadvantages. EOPS students receive 

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

The OSD program provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers.  An Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is developed for each student, which links the student’s goals, curriculum program, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, and/or instruction to his/her disability-related educational limitation.

Visit Campus Life for a list of all resources available.