Prospective AVID for Higher Education Scholars

Take control of your learning with AVID for Higher Education!

Welcome prospective AVID students! Through this program students achieve success and Advancement Via Individual Determination. Saddleback College is committed to helping students achieve both personal and academic success.  AVID Scholars enroll in AVID courses where professors emphasize active learning and hands-on activities to help you take personal control of your learning. Scholars receive individual support, leadership opportunities, and build a community of support.  How determined are you to succeed?

How Do I Become an AVID Scholar?

Prospective Scholars enroll in AVID courses listed in the current class schedule. Scroll down on the class schedule until you find the AVID for Higher Education tab.  By clicking on this tab, you will see a link to all AVID Classes. Courses are listed in alphabetical order by discipline.

We highly recommend Scholars enroll in a Counseling 140 or 160 course.  These two courses are dedicated to helping students develop personal skills and achieve academic and life success. These courses support students through the challenges of being a college student, fostering self-efficacy and personal responsibility.

Scholars are also encouraged to explore other AVID courses in the class schedule. These courses are taught by AVID trained faculty. Saddleback College offers over 60 individual course sections in various disciplines that utilize AVID high engagement strategies.

Benefits & Advantages of AVID-infused classes

  • Strategies to improve college & career success
  • Added support toward certificate, degree, and transfer goals
  • Highly engaging college classes in various academic disciplines
  • Instructors use "best practices" to help ensure success
  • Focused attention from instructors
  • Strong student support system
  • Priority tutoring services
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Personalized counseling
  • Increases transfer rates
  • Promotes strong connections with Saddleback College community

If you have any questions, contact a member of the AVID Campus Leadership Team (ACLT) listed on the right side of this web page.

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