College Advantage

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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.

Dates and Deadlines

Students/parents must attend a mandatory information night on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Application Packet is due on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:59 PM.

Check email for your interview status on Friday, March 24 after 5:00 PM.

Student with a 504 or an IEP must meet with the West Valley College Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) Office as part of the registration process (this will not impact the admissions decision). Reference handout attached to this application.


Interviews will take place between Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7 via Zoom. Cameras are required to be on.

Check email for your acceptance status into the program between Friday, April 7 – Monday, April 10.


Date Time Location
Monday, April 17 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fox 120

West Valley College Fall Semester starts Monday, August 28, 2023.

Last Updated 5/18/23