West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200



If you do not technically meet the prerequisite, but believe you have the skills required for the class, you have the right to challenge the prerequisite.

Challenge forms:

  • may be picked up in Admissions or Counseling.
  • must be filled out completely and signed.
  • must have attached:
    1. a written statement explaining why you feel the prerequisite does not apply to you.
    2. supporting documentation (transcript, letter of recommendation, etc...)
    3. *English has other requirements, see below.
  • may be submitted at the counseling office, or taken directly to the Department Chair to be pre-approved.

Challenge forms must be approved by the Department chair before you may register.

*Challenging an English placement:

To challenge an English placement, you must write a one-hour, timed essay in the Assessment Center or Counseling Office during normal operating hours. You do not need an appointment. 


Assessment Office
(408) 741-2035
Counseling office
(408) 741-2009

Maps of Testing Sites
Fox (Fox Center)
Bus (Business)

How to Obtain Assessment Scores

Assessment recommendations are available on the date announced in the testing session. You can obtain your scores by:

  1. Authorizing someone else to pick up your scores. First, you must put the request in writing, including your name, WV College ID or Social Security number, the name of the person to whom the scores are to be released, date, and your signature.

  2. Request scores by fax or mail, your written request must include name, WV College ID number, date, and your signature. Fax requests to (408) 741-4076 attn: Assessment Office. Be sure to indicate how the scores are to be returned, either by mail or fax


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