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

Welcome to the Transfer Center

WVC Grads at 2013 Commencement Ceremony  

The Transfer Center can help answer your questions regarding transferring to any:

Transfer Calendar -- Take a look at the many activities we offer:

  • Transfer Workshops
  • University Representative Visits on Campus
  • Visits to 4 Year Colleges/Universities
  • Transfer Day: Thursday, September 28, 2016 from
    10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Campus Center

Counseling: Schedule an appointment by calling (408) 741-2009.
Our counselors are happy to meet with you to develop your transfer, educational and career goals.

Special Pathways to Transfer to UC and CSU

  • Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT):

    Community college students who complete an ADT are guaranteed admission to the California State University campus  system with junior status.  They will also be given priority consideration when applying to their local CSU and to a particular program that is similar to the their major. 

  • Transfer Agreement Guarantees (TAG):
    Six University of California (UC) campuses offer TAGs for students who meet specific grade, course, and unit requirements. By participating in a TAG, you will receive an early review of your application. You can only apply for a TAG to one UC campus.

Special Pathways to Transfer to Out-of-State Universities

We have an articulation agreement that provides students the opportunity to transfer to UHM’s College of Social Sciences. WVC students need to successfully complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology to earn guaranteed admission to UHM with junior standing. Qualifying students may also be eligible to participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition program, which provides a significant tuition discount, 150% of in-state tuition, making the cost of room and board at UHM equivalent to room and board at San Jose State University. 

For more information, please visit: http://westvalley.edu/services/academic-success/transfercenter/uh-manoa.html

We have a guaranteed transfer pathway to 9 historically black colleges and universities.  Historically black colleges and universities were established primarily to serve the higher education needs of the black community, however they are open to students of any ethnicity.  Students completing the CSU GE Breadth Requirements or the IGETC, an Associate degree and a 2.5 or higher Grade Point Average are guaranteed admissions at the junior level to the HBCU partners.

For more information, please visit: http://extranet.cccco.edu/HBCUTransfer.aspx

General Education Options

  • For UC and/or CSU campuses, follow the

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

  • For CSU campuses only, follow the

CSU General Education/Breadth Requirements

  • For out-of-state and private colleges/universities, please refer to their individual webpages

Want to access more transfer resources?
Go to our Web Resources.



Transfer Center

Location: Counseling Building

(Behind Admissions & Records)

Phone: 408-741-2009

Spring Hours

Monday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday Closed


Transfer Center Staff:

Melissa J. Salcido

Transfer Center Director and Counselor

Email: melissa.salcido@westvalley.edu

Appointments:  (408) 741-2009


Christina Llerena
Transfer Counselor
Email: christina.llerena@westvalley.edu
Appointments: (408) 741-2009

Susie Tong
Transfer and Career Advisor
Email: susie.tong@westvalley.edu
Phone: (408) 741-2040
Fax: (408) 741-4076

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