Concurrent Enrollment – Classes for High School Students

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Free Classes for High School Students

High School students that have completed 9th grade can take community college classes at West Valley College, with the approval of their high school officials, and earn college credits. Concurrent Enrollment (CE) students can enroll in up to 8 units per semester within the West Valley Mission Community College District. Prior to starting their application with West Valley, students should speak with their high school counselor so they know of any school/district policies and processes.

CE students enrolled at a participating California high school do not pay for registration fees or tuition for the classes. CE students are required to pay for class fees (ex: lab fees, testing fees), textbooks and supplies.

If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please email wvc.admissionsFREEWEST_VALLEY

Steps to Apply

1: Apply to West Valley College

Complete an online CCCApply application for admission to West Valley College.

NOTE: Even if you taken a class with us before, high school students must re-submit an application every winter/spring and summer/fall term.

24 hours after you apply, you will receive your G0# and your MyWVM username (college email address). NOTE: If you do not receive an email with your Student ID Number within 48 hours, search your inbox for a message with the subject, “Welcome to West Valley College” and forward that message to wvc.admissionsFREEWEST_VALLEY

2: Review Class Offerings

Check the Online Searchable Class Schedule for options and confirm courses have registration availability. Speak with your high school counselor, so you know of any high school/district policies and processes around taking community college classes.

Restricted courses: Classes numbered 900 above (basic skills) and Kinesiology (Physical Education) activity classes are not available to CE students.

8 unit maximum: CE students are restricted to 8 total units between West Valley and Mission College.

Course Auditing: CE Students are not allowed to audit courses.

3: Gather Supporting Documents

High School Counselor Approval

Download the High School Counselor Verification Form, completing the top portion and then meeting with your high school counselor (or administrator) to review the courses that interest you and requesting their approval.

Download the High School Counselor Verification Form

Home Schooled Students

Home schooled students are required to include a copy of their affidavit and an unofficial transcript. NOTE: The high school counselor verification form can be completed by a school designee, rather than a counselor.

You will upload these forms when you complete the CE Course Request Form (see Step 4).

4: Complete Concurrent Enrollment Form

When completing this form, you will upload the Counselor Verification Form and obtain your parent/guardian signature.

Concurrent Enrollment Form

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5: Complete My Placement & Clear Prerequisites

These two steps are required prior to registration:

  1. All students: Complete My Placement found in your portal.
  2. Taking a class that has prerequisites? If your class has prerequisites (often found with math or science classes), complete the Prerequisite Clearance Form (NOTE: It will take 3-5 business days to process this clearance. You will need to upload a copy of your transcript.)

6: Register for Classes

Reminder: It will take up to 5-7 business days to complete the application process. You will receive an email from the Admissions office confirming your registration date once your application is complete.

Sign into the Portal to start the registration process.

Watch a video to learn how to register.

If your course has already started, you will need to complete the application process and email the instructor requesting an Add Code.

Fall 2024 Registration Dates

Students may register for classes any time on or after their registration date using their West Valley College Student Portal after completing the steps above.

Class Date
Class of 2025 Monday, May 20
Class of 2026 Monday, May 20
Class of 2027 Monday, May 20
Contact Information

When contacting Admissions, please include:

  • Concurrent Enrollment in the subject link
  • Your G0 number
  • A brief description of your inquiry

Last Updated 6/25/24