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International Students

Student Services Center
(408) 741-4028

West Valley College welcomes international students with a comprehensive curriculum that includes:

  • University transfer courses
  • Associate degrees and Associate Degree for Transfer
  • Occupational training programs
  • Personal or skill development opportunities
  • Obtain an International Student Application from West Valley College
  • Online: International Student Application Forms
  • Phone: (408) 741-4028
  • Email: askwvcFREEWEST_VALLEY
  • Mail: West Valley College, Attention: International Students/DSO
    14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

The International Student Office offers complete services to F1 visa students: facilitates application/admission process, immigration and status advising, counseling and the transition to studying in the United States. To be admitted to the college a student must achieve a minimum TOEFL score: 61 ibt (internet based). IELTS, ITEP and Step Eiken are also accepted in lieu of TOEFL. Please contact department for accepted tests and minimum scores. The international student advisor holds orientations each semester to acclimate the students to the American Educational system, to review F1 status regulations, and to review/assist students in registration. International student advisors assist currently enrolled international students with such concerns as academic matters, status/immigration/employment regulations, services available, and personal concerns. 

Learning Outcomes

After accessing the services provided by the International Students Office, an international student will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the F-1 visa status requirements
  • Develop an Educational Plan to meet their individual course requirements for degree and/or transfer goals
Last Updated 7/19/23