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

Orientation Options

WVCPortal

Orientation

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

  1. 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.

    Summer 2014

    Sect #

    Date

    Day

    Time

    Room

    35491

    6/23 – 6/30
    (athletic emph.)

    M

    6:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    Fox 103

    35492

    6/4 – 6/11

    W

    5:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    Fox 103

    35493

    6/13 – 6/20

    F

    9:00 AM – 1:15 PM

    Fox 104

    35494

    6/5 – 6/12

     

     

    Online

    35495

    6/16 – 6/23

       

    Online

    35496

    6/24 – 7/1

    T

    5:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    Fox 103

    35497

    6/25 – 7/2

       

    Online

    35498

    6/30 – 7/7

       

    Online

    35499

    7/8 – 7/15

    T

    12:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Fox 104

    35500

    7/9 – 7/16

     

     

    Online

    37419

    7/14 – 7/21

     

     

    Online

    37420

    7/17 – 7/24

    TH

    9:00 AM – 1:15 PM

    Fox 104

    37421

    7/21 – 7/28

     

     

    Online 

    37422

    7/22 – 7/29

    T

    5:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    Fox 103

    37423

    7/28 – 8/4

     

     

    Online

    37424

    8/2 – 8/9

    S

    9:00 AM – 1:15 PM

    Fox 103

    37425

    8/4 – 8/11

     

     

    Online

    37426

    8/6 – 8/13

     

    12:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Fox 104

    37427

    8/7 -8/14

     

     

    Online

    37428

    8/11 – 8/18

     

     

    Online

    37429

    8/13 – 8/20

    W

    6:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    Fox 104

    37430

    8/14 – 8/21

     

     

    Online

    Fall 2014

    37434

    8/26 – 9/2

    T

    1:00 PM – 5:15 PM

    BU 8

    37435

    9/8 – 9/15

       

    Online

    37436

    11/17 – 11/24

       

    Online

    37437

    12/3 – 12/10

    W

    5:00 PM – 9:15 PM

    BU 6

  2. On-line Orientation

    Go to westvalley.edu/admissions/special.html and complete the orientation online.

STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUS COLLEGE WORK

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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

ESL Assessment Dates - Fox 120

Date Day Time
5/20 Mon 6:30 PM
7/29 Mon 2:30 PM
8/08 Thurs 2:30 PM
8/20 Thurs 2:30 PM
8/28 Wed 4:00 PM

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

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
6/25 & 27 Tues & Thurs. 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM PE 2

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 orientation and assessment information, contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2548

Distance Counseling

Find out More:
westvalley.edu/services/counselingservices.html

Admissions & Records
Location

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

Student Online Orientation Video

Click below to watch a video to help you apply, register, and get info about counseling and assessment.  Student Online Orientation video
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