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

Orientation Options


You have a few options when it comes to student orientation. Details are below:

Early Admissions Orientation Workshop (EA)  - Free for high school seniors
The Early Admission Orientation provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete orientation, and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program.

2. Couns 000A - Orientation
A half-unit class for students who have no previous college experience or fewer than 15 completed college units. Complete assessment before attending Couns 000A. Once you submit your completed application to Admissions, you will receive a date when you will be able to register for a Couns 000A section using WVCPortal. Cafeteria may be closed. Please bring your snack and/or beverage.

Fall 2014

Sect #






 12/3 & 12/10


 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 BU 8


Winter 2015 


 1/6 & 1/13


 5:00pm – 9:15pm 

 Bus 8 


 1/16 – 1/23 






 1/17  &




 9:00am – 1:15pm

 9:00am – 1:15pm

 Bus 8

 Bus 3


Spring 2015


 5/5  &




 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 Fox 201

 BU 1 


 4/22  &




 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 5:00pm – 9:15pm

FOX 202

 BU 3


 5/16  & 5/16


 8:00am – 12:15pm

 12:45pm – 5:00pm

FOX 101

 BU 3


 5/12 – 5/19




3. Non-Credit On-line Orientation 
- currently unavailable

International Students
REQUIRED immigration information session for students who have received I-20’s from West Valley College for the Fall 2013 semester. Call (408) 741-2694 to sign up for this planning session, and to find out room location.

Couns 002 Academic and Personal Planning (1 UNIT)

Sect # Date Time Location
27953 8/29 - 9/26 2:00pm – 5:15 PM BU 10

Focus on F1 visa students only

5. Athletic Orientation
New athletes are required to attend an orientation workshop. Athletes and their parents are both welcome to attend the first night. The second night is for the athletes only.

Date Day Time Location
   Future dates to be announced

6. Students with Disabilities (DESP)

NEW Disability and Educational Support Program for students: if you have a verifiable disability, you may request accommodations for assessment. For DESP Orientation and assessment information, contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2548

7. Distance Counseling

Connect with our counseling faculty online.
Find out more about our counseling services.

If you have completed at least 15 college units, we don’t require you to attend orientation. We still encourage you to meet with a counselor to complete an educational plan, prepare transfer agreements, select a possible major or career, or help with a personal problem. Appointments can be made by stopping by the Counseling Center, located behind the Admissions Building, or by calling (408) 741-2009.

Admissions & Records


How to Search and Register for Orientation

  • Go to: westvalley.edu/wvcportal
  • Log In
  • Under: My Web Services
  • Click on: Registration
  • Select: Search and Register for classes
  • Enter: Term
  • Enter: Location
  • Enter: Subject – (Counseling)
  • Enter: Course # - (000A)
  • Submit (This will bring up all we offer in that subject for that semester.)
  • Click on: the box to the left side of the course listing to choose your course.
  • Submit (This will put the course in your shopping cart.)
  • Take an action to register and submit
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