All new and first-time students are encouraged to complete an orientation. Students who complete an orientation will receive priority registration.

West Valley Welcome
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West Valley Welcome is a virtual experience designed to guide you through the registration, financial aid process and introduce you to a number of resources as you begin your journey with us.

NOTE: The West Valley Welcome does not fulfill the orientation requirement for the Community Grant (Free Tuition for Graduating Seniors).

Early Admissions
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The Early Admissions Orientation provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete a free one-day orientation. Offered every April and May, these events allow students to connect with a counselor and walk away registered for Fall classes.

Orientation Courses
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For in depth information about the college and transfer options, we encourage students to enroll in a counseling class.

  • COUN A: College Orientation (1/2 unit)
  • COUN 2: Academic and Personal Planning (1 unit)
  • COUN 5: College Success (3 units)
  • COUN 12: Careers and Lifestyles (3 units)
  • LRSV 1: Learning Strategies for College and Careers (3 units)
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New athletes are required to attend this orientation designed specifically to answer questions concerning academics and athletics. Parents are welcome.

Please contact the Athletic Counselor [email protected] to register for the Athletics Orientation Registration.

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Students with a verifiable disability may attend orientation through Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP).

For DESP Orientation and assessment information, contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2658.

International Students
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NEW I-20/F-1 Students are required to attend an immigration information session if they received an I-20 from West Valley College. Visit International Students or email terri.eppleyFREEWEST_VALLEY for date, time and location of the new student orientation workshop.

Last Updated 6/13/23