Graduating High School Students

Application Opens February 1, 2022
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Don’t miss out! All 2022 high school graduates can attend college for free for two years! They are automatically considered for our Community Grant which provides $1,500 per semester – enough to cover tuition plus additional money for books and transportation.

Next Steps Workshops
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Recent graduates and their parents are invited to attend one of our upcoming Next Steps Workshops to learn more about West Valley and ask their questions.

Campus Tours
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Join us for socially-distanced, guided campus tours.

(Registration required.)

Step 1: Apply to West Valley College
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Complete the free online application. You will receive a welcome email with your ID number and username in 48 hours.

Step 2: Apply for the Community Grant
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Apply now for two years of free college!

Step 3: Complete the Guided Self-Placement
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Complete the required Guided-Self Placement tool.

Step 4: Complete the West Valley Welcome Pre-Orientation
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Learn more about West Valley and what it means to be a college student!

Step 5: Register for COUN 000A
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Register now for your COUN 000A class, which will help you understand which courses are needed to achieve your academic goals!

Step 6: Apply for Financial Aid
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Complete the FAFSA/Dream Act for maximum financial support.

Step 6: Check Out Our Learning Communities
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Make a large college feel small by joining one of our learning communities – Umoja, Puente, FYE, STEM Core or Honors!

Step 7: Check Out Our Support Programs
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Our EOPS, TRIO and DESP programs are here to help!

Step 9: Meet with a Counselor
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Once you’ve completed orientation, connect with a counselor and select your classes.

Step 10: Register for Classes
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How exciting! You are now ready to register for classes. Here are some tools to help you with the registration:

Step 11: Attend Convocation
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Connect with fellow students and celebrate the coming school year!

Last Updated 12/7/21