Outreach

Outreach

Outreach helps 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.

Community Grant

Free Fall 2019 tuition is available for students who:

  • are 2019 high school graduates
  • live in San Jose or the West Valley College service area
  • register for 12 units

Find out more about eligibility and apply to the Community Grant.

High School Outreach

Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:

  • What to expect from college
  • How to plan an academic schedule
  • How to enroll in college classes while still in high school
  • Assessment testing and Orientation - To schedule an Early Admissions (EA) Orientation, click on the Graduating High School tab above. 
  • Schedule time for you and your family to tour our beautiful campus, have a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

High School Group Tours

We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We invite high school groups to arrange a tour and a “West Valley 101” workshop. Contact your high school counselor or career tech for information on upcoming scheduled events. Schools should contact the Outreach Office by emailing wvc.outreachFREEWEST_VALLEY to arrange a campus visit. Limited transportation grants are available through the College.

Individual Tours

  • Every Tuesday from September to May, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • The next summer tour will be Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00 PM.
  • RSVPs are NOT required for the tour.
  • Meet at the Welcome Center located in the Student Services Center. (Please see the campus map for location.)
  • Please park in the waiting area out front and come in and receive a free parking permit.
  • Arrive early (about 2:45 PM) to find a parking spot.
  • Tours begin promptly at 3:00 PM, rain or shine.
  • Tours last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • For special accommodations, please email: wvc.outreachFREEWEST_VALLEY

Community Outreach

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

Student In-Reach

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.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Program

High school students who have completed the 9th grade are eligible to apply for admission.

Did you know you could earn college credits for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school? Concurrent high school students, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses, as well as all required books and materials.

Note: The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance.

Summer Session starts Monday, June 3, 10, and 17.

Please review the Admissions Timeline.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Complete an online application. You will receive an email within 24 business hours with your student ID number, password and registration information. (If you do not receive this email, please email our Admissions Office askwvcFREEWEST_VALLEY)   Note: Concurrent Enrollment students must re-apply for admission each semester (summer/fall and winter/spring).
  2. Review class offerings and check to see if your class has space available using the Online Searchable Class Schedule. Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT to bring up all classes and availability in that subject. Be sure that you are checking for the correct term - fall, spring, or summer.
    (PE and Remedial classes are not allowed.)
  3. Check the schedule of classes for prerequisite requirements under the class description. For other prerequisites met at your high school, submit a copy of your high school transcript or AP test score results to the Assessment Office one week prior to your registration date. Include your WVC student ID number and the course you want to take
  4. Print the Concurrent Enrollment Application Packet. Complete the forms and obtain approvals.
  5. Starting Monday, October 21, submit the concurrent enrollment forms for Winter 2020/ Spring 2020 (separate forms required for each term) and your high school transcript to the Admissions Office. Students will be assigned an online registration date based on their graduation year. See below for the dates and times.

Spring Semester 2020 Registration Dates

Class Date Time
Seniors, Class of 2020 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Beginning 12:00 AM
Juniors, Class of 2021 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Beginning 12:00 AM
Sophomores, Class of 2022 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Beginning 12:00 AM

Students may register for classes any time after their registration date using their West Valley College Student Portal.

For Questions Email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is currently open only to Campbell Union High School District students. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to take college-level courses, taught by college faculty, on the respective high school campuses. 

Please see your counselor for an application to the Dual Enrollment program. For further information, contact West Valley College Outreach Department at wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Program Offerings

  • Free enrollment
  • Free books and materials
  • Classes are worth 3 – 5 college credits
  • 16-week classes start the week of January 27, 2020
Complete the Dual Enrollment Application
Class Name Class Title Units Meeting Days Meeting Time Location
ARTS 55 Introduction to Computer Art 3 units TTh 2:50 PM – 5:55 PM 58
BUSN 28 Business Law 3 units TTh 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM 7
KINT 32 Introduction to Coaching Sport 3 units W 1:30 PM – 4:40 PM C202
Class Name Class Title Units Meeting Days Meeting Time Location
CHST 63 Child, Family, and Community 3 units MW 2:50 PM – 4:15 PM TBA
KINT 38A Sports Medicine 3 units MW 2:50 PM – 4:15 PM TBA
MATH 105 Pre-Statistics 5 units TTh 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM TBA
Class Name Class Title Units Meeting Days Meeting Time Faculty
ASLA 60A American Sign Language 1 5 units TTh 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM 31
KINT 30 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 units TTh 2:30 PM – 3:55 PM 29
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units MW 2:30 PM – 3:55 PM 30
Class Name Class Title Units Meeting Days Meeting Time Faculty
COMM 1 Public Speaking 3 units MW 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM 13
MUSC 57 History and Culture of Hip Hop 3 units TTh 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM 6
Class Name Class Title Units Meeting Days Meeting Time Faculty
BUSN 54 Small Business Start Up and Management 3 units TTh 3:00 PM – 4:25 PM 31
CHST 2 Child Growth and Development 3 units MW 3:00 PM – 4:25 PM 40
THEA 47A Fundamentals of Costume Design 3 units MW 3:00 PM – 4:25 PM Lobby of PAC

Middle College

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 college classes. Students enroll between 6 college units and no more than 11 college units per semester.

Program for Juniors

  • U.S. History (3 hr.)
  • English 11 (3 hr.)

Program for Seniors

  • English 12 (3 hr.)
  • Govt./Econ. (3 hr.)

WV Middle College Program Qualifications

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory Information Night on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the West Valley College Theater. Free parking will be offered in parking lots 1 and 7 during the event.
  • Students must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students must enroll 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 are located in Village 21 and can be contacted at JHancock@cuhsd.org or ABlank@lgsuhsd.org

College Advantage

The College Advantage application is now closed.

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 3.8 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.

  • Students are to be on-track to graduate and possess the ability to deal with the independence of a college campus, including a strong work ethic, good study skills, and motivation.
  • The program will place these students on the West Valley College campus for all of their classes for their senior year, obtaining an early start on transferable college credits.
  • The students are concurrently enrolled at the home high school as well as at West Valley College and can take at least six (6) college units each semester and no more than eleven (11) college units each semester.

Concurrent high school students who are California residents, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses.

Note:The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance.

The registration requirements 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.

WV College Advantage Program Qualifications

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory information night on Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Fox 120. Free parking will be offered during the event.

Graduating High School Students

Please review the Admissions Timeline

Community Grant

Free Fall 2019 tuition is available for students who:

  • are 2019 high school graduates
  • live in San Jose or the West Valley College service area
  • register for 12-18 units

Find out more about eligibility and apply to the Community Grant.

Early Admissions (EA) Program

All Early Admission Orientations for Spring 2019 signups will open on Friday, March 15. Students who still need to attend an orientation should register for COUN 000 A: Orientation.

High school seniors with a 504 Plan or an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) should attend orientation with the DESP Department.

The Early Admission (EA) program provides:

  • High School Seniors with an opportunity to complete assessment, orientation, and educational planning in the spring of the Senior year.
  • Students from any high school can participate in the EA program. High School Seniors sign up for one of the workshops that are offered in April and May.
  • Assessment: Students must complete the self-assessment tests in English and Math prior to attending the EA Orientation. 
  • Early Admissions Orientation is now required of all students.
  • EA Orientations are geared towards the high school student and include:
  • A one-on-one appointment with a counselor
  • Peer registration assistance
  • Walking tour of the campus
  • The orientation is an all-day commitment and parents are required to excuse the student absence if a school day orientation is selected. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students attending the Early Admission workshops.
  • Students must bring a copy of their high school transcript, self-assessment results, and a photo ID. Parking permits are required to park in the campus parking lots. A confirmation email including a parking permit will be emailed to each student within three (3) days of the workshop date selected.
  • No parking permit is required for the students and parents that attend the Saturday, April 27 student orientation or parent Boot Camp. You must park in student Lot 5 on Saturday, April 27. Please review the campus map for the building and parking locations. Please do not park in the 40 minute visitor’s parking.
  • A Parent "Boot Camp" orientation is offered for parents of high school seniors on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Fox 120. No reservation is required.
  • Sign ups for Early Admission Workshops will be available beginning Friday, March 15, 2019.

On-To-College Events

  • West Valley College Open House – For high school seniors and parents on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
  • Early Admissions Orientation Workshops – Seniors orientation workshops offered in April and May. High school parent orientation "Boot Camp" is also offered.
  • Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) – On-To-College Orientation Workshops for high school seniors with disabilities.
  • Convocation – A one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester. Fall 2019 Convocation takes place on Friday, August 19 in the Campus Center.

PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him/her.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Closed between 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Last Updated 11/8/19