The good news is that perhaps for the first time in your life, you'll be responsible for scheduling your time, selecting your teachers and getting from one place to another without anyone looking over your shoulder. Sounds exciting, right? Well, it can also be a little daunting. Have no fear, our Outreach team is here to help.
We will introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.
High School Outreach
Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:
We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We take groups of high school students on tours and address their individual interests and concerns. Contact your high school career counselor for information on upcoming scheduled events.
You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672
We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students, too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.
Did you know you could earn college credit for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school and Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. Get a head start.
Winter Session 2014:
January 2 - January 23 (3 weeks)
Spring Semester 2014: January 25 - May 23 (16 weeks)
Click here for our Admissions Timeline
High school students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible to apply for admission.
Registration for Winter Session:
Seniors - Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.
Juniors - Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 10, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.
Registration for Spring Semester:
Seniors - Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.
Juniors - Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, between 3pm - 6pm: Bring your CE forms, your transcript and a photo ID to West Valley Admissions Office to register for class.
Check to see if your class has space available: Online Searchable Class Schedule
- no login needed.
Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT. This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject.
Click Here to print the steps to follow for Concurrent Enrollment.
The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.
Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as between 6 and 11 college units per semester.
The program for juniors includes:
The senior program includes:
To qualify for the program, students must attend a mandatory information night, must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 and must also be enrolled in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units).
The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester. More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program:
Josh Hancock and Annie Blank, located in the Counseling Building, Rm 7.
Phone: 408 741-2529
The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.
Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. This necessitates certain registration requirements that have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.
To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.
For more information, contact:
College Advantage Supervisor in the Admissions and Records building
Phone: (408) 741-2672
Click here for our Admissions Timeline
Early Admissions (EA) Program
We bring West Valley College orientation and assessment testing directly to high school seniors at area high schools. If you qualify, you can:
Any student can participate in the EA program.
PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him or her.