Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
Student Educational Plan (SEP)
An SEP is a term-by-term plan that you work out with your counselor that lists the courses you need to complete for your degree or certificate in a recommended sequence. The SEP can then be used as a guide as you register for subsequent semesters. Some programs, like veterans, financial aid, EOPS, etc., require that all their students complete an SEP.
An SEP can be used as a guide as you register for subsequent terms. If your SEP is complete, you may not need to see a counselor in subsequent terms because he/she had already developed a planned sequence of courses for you to enroll into.
Stop by the counseling center in AC-126 or call 791-2329 to make an appointment to see a counselor. SEPs are not completed during drop-in advising times, so you will need to make an appointment to see a counselor to have one developed.
Yes, an SEP is a plan, not a required set of courses. However, some programs such as Veteran's, financial aid, etc. will require you to see a counselor before making any changes to your SEP. For most students, however, you can make any change to your SEP as you feel necessary.
Some programs such as Veteran's, financial aid, etc. will require you to have an SEP on file.