Information & Welcome Center
The Information & Welcome Center (Outreach) provides information and referral services for college programs, services, and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. If you have questions about AVC, the Information and Welcome Center is a good place to start.
The Information/Welcome Center (Outreach) exists to provide accurate information and appropriate referral services about college programs, services, and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large in a manner that is pleasant and inviting and to effectively reach out to both traditional and non-traditional students for the purpose of recruitment, matriculation, and retention at Antelope Valley College.
Via Zoom: https://avc.zoom.us/j/
(Mon-Thurs 8am - 5pm & Friday 8am - 11am)
(Mon - Thurs, 7:30am - 6pm & Friday 7:30am - 11:30am)
New Student Success Workshops
|Wednesday, August 31, (2pm - 5pm)||SSV 151, Lancaster|
|Thursday, September 8, (10am-1pm)||Palmdale|
|Wednesday, September 21, (9am-12pm)||SSV 151, Lancaster|
|Thursday, October 6, (1pm-4pm)||SSV 151, Lancaster|
|Wednesday, October 12, (2pm-5pm)||SSV 151, Lancaster|
|Tuesday, October 25, (9am-12pm)||Palmdale|
What is a New Student Success Workshop?
Also known as an “SSW”, our New Student Success Workshops are designed to give a jump start to incoming students and provide helpful information, as well as to let the students know what other programs and services AVC has to offer.
The SSW’s have 6 sections.
“Ice Breakers” are games or puzzles that help to engage the student, get them talking and working with their peers, and helps them start learning to think outside of the box. This also helps the students make some new friends and gives them some familiar faces when they start classes.
Counselors will give a brief overview of students' Education Plans and help them decide which classes to start with.
Financial Aid representatives give presentations regarding FAFSA, the online application process, grants, scholarships, and alternative options open to students.
- There will be information on First Year Experience (FYE) program as well as the Study Abroad program.
Campus Life gives the students a more detailed look at the different clubs, organizations, and student support programs on campus in the form of a campus tour!
- After the tour, students are given a presentation on myAVC - how to navigate, add classes, check grades, etc. with a Q&A section at the end.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I contact a professor/instructor?
All Full time Antelope Valley Faculty and Staff have email accounts through the college; adjunct faculty may have separate outside email accounts.
A student may obtain an instructor's contact information through the "Directory" on the AVC website www.avc.edu or by calling the Information and Welcome Center (661) 722-6331.
- Who is the dean of my class?
- How can I get a job on campus?
Visit the Job Placement's site for information.
- Where can I get a copy of my transcripts?
The Transcript Office can print student transcripts.
- What are the admissions requirements?
Visit Admissions and Records' eligibility page for more information.
- Can I receive a High School Diploma through AVC?
Visit Counseling's high school program page for more information.
- How much does it cost to take classes?
Visit the Admissions and Records Tuition page for more information.
- How can I get a priority registration date?
Visit the Admissions and Records: Order of Priority Registration for more information.
- How can I challenge a prerequisite?
Visit the Financial Aid page for information on the FAFSA, BOG-FW, Federal Work Study, Grants, Scholarships, and Loans.
- How can I challenge a grade a have received?
Visit the Counseling Prerequisite Challenge page for more information.
- How can I challenge a class?
Download and complete Counseling's Extenuating Circumstances form.
- What can I do if I have a problem with my instructor?
Visit Counseling's Credit By Exam page for more information.
If you have tried to resolve the issue with the instructor with no success, students are welcome to take the issue to the dean in charge of that division.
- How can I drop a class?
Visit the Admissions and Records FAQs page for information on dropping classes.
- How do I "crash" a class?
Visit the Admissions and Records FAQs page for information on crashing classes.
- How can I find out what classes are offered?
Visit our online schedule for class information.
- How can I pay for a class?
Visit the Cashier's Office for payment information.
- Is there any help offered to students with physical/learning disabilities?
The Office for Students with Disabilities offers assistance to students with these needs.