Catalog 2023-2024

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Private & Out of State

West Valley College is growing our partnerships with universities within and outside of California. Our partners have identified a range of articulation agreements that include acceptance of transfer general education, agreements for students who complete Associate Degrees for Transfer, as well as specific course to course agreements that will support each students’ pathway to achieving their academic goals. As this section highlights opportunities with a few out of state universities, a list of current university partners in and out of state can be found on the articulation website:

University of Hawaii at Manoa – Aloha Pathways

West Valley College offers an articulation agreement that provides students the opportunity to guarantee their transfer to the College of Social Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa. WVC students need to successfully complete one of the 14 degree pathways below to earn guaranteed admission with junior standing.

Associate Degrees for Transfer

West Valley College Major UH Manoa Major
Sociology Sociology
Social Justice Ethnic Studies, Sociology, or Women’s Studies
Psychology Psychology
Political Science Political Science
Geography Geography
Economics Economics
Early Childhood Education Sociology
Communication Studies Journalism, or Communicology
Child & Adolescent Development Sociology, or Pre-Psychology
Business Administration Economics
Anthropology Anthropology
Administration of Justice Sociology, or Women’s Studies

Associate Degrees

West Valley College Major UH Manoa Major
Liberal Arts Selected Social Science Majors
Park Management Geography

*Note: Additional General Education units may be required and students may be admitted prior to achieving 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:

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

West Valley College offers a guaranteed transfer pathway to nine 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 with a 2.5 GPA or higher are guaranteed admission to HBCU partner schools using either of the following two options: (1) complete a minimum of 30 transferable units or (2) completing a transfer level-associate degree (ADT). For more information, please visit:

Last Updated 7/19/23