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Students returning after 1 academic year must re-apply for Admission. Note: Your student ID number will remain the same.

Once you create your account, you will receive an email with your OpenCCCapply account number. Note: Your CCCID number is not your West Valley College student ID#, you must complete your admissions application.
  • First, you will receive a Confirmation email confirming that your application for admission has been received by West Valley College. (Keep your confirmation number for your records).
  • Then, within 24 hours, you will receive an email with your student ID number, password, and registration information. If you do not receive this email, please call our Admissions Office at 408-741-2001 or email askwvcFREEWEST_VALLEY.
  • Once you have received your student ID number, you are ready to register for classes through the WVC Student Portal. For further information see the Admissions Timeline and Registration information.

Applicants Requiring Further Action

West Valley College requires Verification of High School Graduation from any person who will be less than 18 years of age at the start of the semester.

See the step-by-step application process for the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

To qualify for AB540, complete your online application, then submit your high school transcript, proof of graduation and the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form to the Admissions Office.
After submitting the Admissions Application, be sure to bring your VISA, passport, Residency Reclassification Application, and proof of residency to the Admissions Office to verify your status.
International students cannot apply using this online application. International students must complete the West Valley College International Student Application Packet.


Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1098T production mandates that all colleges report student SSN or TIN numbers to the IRS. This IRS mandate requires colleges to collect the SSN or TIN. A student may refuse to disclose his or her SSN or TIN to the IRS but the IRS is then authorized to fine the student in the amount of $50. West Valley College does not use the SSN or TIN as student a identifier. We assign a unique student ID to every student. All SSNs and TINs collected as mandated are protected by federal regulations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Any person may attend who meets at least one of the following:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate
  • Passed the State Proficiency Test
  • Obtained a G.E.D.
  • High school students who have completed the 9th grade
Last Updated 8/3/22