College Sophomore 2013-09-06T07:38:59Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Lines are long and you will never get an answer if you call the office.
College Sophomore 2013-09-02T01:37:07Z
Its about average. Racially diverse but not religiously diverse.
College Sophomore 2013-09-02T01:36:15Z
I have not really explored the resources. Im just trying to transfer out asap.
College Sophomore 2013-09-02T01:34:32Z
There aree few clubs, and then they are hard to contact. The nursing program has a 2 year waiting list and classes are hard to get into. The only good thing is the new Health and Science building. There is wifi in there with state of the arc computer labs.
College Sophomore 2013-09-02T01:32:26Z
There are plenty of labs and wifi in the new Health and Science building. But no wifi anywhere else. The computer labs are okay.... The prints cost 15 cents a paper though.
College Junior 2013-08-25T06:52:53Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Lines where to long they work slow in a way but they are nice to you no mattter what.
College Junior 2013-08-25T06:46:55Z
Its my first year they but its great veryone nice and the teacher are going what they do. It has a nice campus too.
College Junior 2013-08-08T01:30:24Z
The services they have on campus is great. They have Care a van, tutoring, library, counselors, OSD,
College Junior 2013-08-08T01:20:02Z
I am a liberal arts major and if you put in the work you can succeed. What you put in for sure is exactly what is what your going to get out.
College Junior 2013-07-31T21:13:32Z
My major will be in the Nursing Program. Even though I am starting some of the pre-requisites now, it is comparable to what I expected to be taking for this career. Some of the classes I already have taken with my Associates Degree have been accepted by this school and have given me credit towards my studies.
College Junior 2013-07-31T21:08:32Z
I won't be starting classes until the Fall. However, I have spent a lot of time going to back and forth from the school to get things situated in order to start school. The student body is a mixture of just out of high school students to working class people with jobs. The ethnicity appears to be diverse.
College Junior 2013-07-31T21:06:42Z
I have taken on line classes before, but not through this college. Therefore I can't answer as to how good or bad Antelope Valley College's on line courses are at this time.
College Senior 2013-07-27T20:26:25Z
At first I had a mix review of my teachers and class settings in AVC. Some teachers teach and others do not. It was frustrating to not learn materials that you have to learn. Then my second semester as well as Summer session was great. As far as I encountered, bad teachers are a bad apples in a pile of good apples. The workload is sufficient but also understandable. Actually do your work and life is a breeze. Be motivated to study and learn or else. And yes times are flexible. There are different times for the same classes so you pick what's convenient for you. Please go to ratemyprofessor.com to see the ratings of your professor. You never know that you might land with a bad apple although rare.
College Senior 2013-07-25T16:05:57Z
It's somewhat a mixed bag at AVC. Most of the faculty are part time (adjunct), to keep the class schedule flexible, but that sometimes means that teachers aren't as available to students as they need to be, or that they are overwhelmed during class time, and have little time or attention to spare for students' questions outside of class. Although, when you do get to contact them, they are helpful, and have a genuine interest in the success of every student.
The registration process is a bit of a hassle, but once you get everything in place, the online registration is a snap. If a class is full, and you have to find another class to fit into it that time slot, it can be frustrating. Classes fill up very fast, so the farther down the priority list you are, the less likely you will get the classes you need, so it's a good idea to set up alternate class schedules each semester.
I don't know if this is a trend, but the tendency to require more hours of class time and study per unit of credit makes a full-time schedule (12 units) harrowing. When I went to college over 20 years ago, a 3 unit class had 3 hours of class time and 3 hours of study per class (at least), so a 12 unit schedule would have 12 hours of class time and at least 12 hours of study time (per week), which left you with a few hours during the week to work, if needed. Plus, you can make sure that your work is of a higher quality.
Now, most times a 3 unit class will have 4 hours of class time and 4+ hours of study per class per week, and the physical classes, like dance have 3 hours of class time and over 5 hours of study/practice time for only 1 unit of credit. Plus, computer classes also require 24-31 lab hours per semester, on top of the homework schedule (because you just can't get in decent homework in just those lab hours). And when the lab is closed so often, and hours the lab is open keeps getting reduced, you're really stressing for completion of the class with circumstances beyond your control.
So, if you're not careful, a 12 unit class schedule can have you working on your studies with 32 hours of class time and nearly 35+ hours of study time, which leave absolutely NO time for any outside work, and even takes away from family time. It can wreak havoc upon your health if you have no choice about it, and you have to take a certain class set during one semester.
Plus, that also makes it virtually impossible to get a 2 yr degree in 2 yrs. At best, you will spend 4 years to get a 2 yr degree, because the time requirements now are so heavy that a 15 unit semester would equal a 90 hr per week working life. I've done it, and both my health and my family suffered for it, so it's really not viable, even if you're single. But the catalog uses the 60 unit degree requirement to show how it can be done in 2 yrs, but they don't ever go near the truth of what's really required, on a daily basis. That's not only misleading, but greatly impacts the graduation rate.
This inequality of the current credit to hour invested ratio is hurting both the school and the financial aid departments, plus, anyone on welfare who might need to get a degree in only 2 yrs would be unable to do so, and would be greatly discouraged from even attempting it, no matter their capacity to pass the classes. This is devastating for someone who is desperate to get off welfare, but has no other choice or option.
College Senior 2013-07-25T15:37:17Z
I love that many of the credits I'm taking will transfer to another school, even if I don't go straight there after graduating from AVC. Some of the class offerings in my major (web design) are limited to one night class only per semester, taught by only one teacher, which can be tricky when scheduling child care, or tying to work a job, but otherwise, the class schedule offerings are pretty good.
College Senior 2013-07-25T15:32:58Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The financial aid office at AVC is friendly and patient, knowledgeable and thorough. They have helped me endlessly, answering all manner of questions, and even when they couldn't answer my questions, they kindly directed me to whomever could. Very nice! Some of the financial aid services (like) scholarships were harder to find, but I eventually found where I needed to go, and was assisted by friendly. knowledgeable people there, too.
College Senior 2013-07-25T15:29:00Z
What I have experienced of the career and job services at AVC are good, I just haven't had the opportunity to fully utilize them. But the people there are great! Very helpful, full of smiles and encouragement and good ideas. My job prospects haven't been that good anyway, so I don't know what amount of help AVC's staff and volunteers could be. But I will be sure to make them part of my full time job hunt when I graduate!
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T21:45:11Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Kind of wish I was eligible for financial aid. books are expensive and I wouldn't waste the money like I know others do. I appreciate the education though.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T21:35:37Z
Some teachers are really great and one can tell they're truly interested in the subject they're teacher. However I've encountered one or two that aren't very... helpful.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T21:33:44Z
It's easy for me to choose classes for my desired schedule but the specific classes are not flexible. If something comes up and I can't make it to class, boy does my grade suffer.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T21:29:46Z
I don't use the computers much but when I do they are usually reliable and pretty quick.
College Senior 2013-07-18T19:26:26Z
I love the felxibility of my educational program i love taking my GE classes at my own pace.
College Senior 2013-07-18T19:24:49Z
I think my school is diverse in every aspect. I love seeing different ethnic backgrounds and economic diversity as well.
College Senior 2013-07-18T19:21:18Z
I love the social scen i would have to say and the academic programs their just top notch I believe in my opinion.
College Senior 2013-07-18T19:20:09Z
i love the student center its great to just be your self their like the student we all are i love visiting that place a lot.
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