Welcome to the Transfer Center

Get answers regarding transferring to any:

Transfer Activity Calendar

  • Transfer Workshops
  • University Representative Visits on Campus
  • Visits to 4 Year Colleges/Universities
  • Transfer Day


Schedule an appointment by calling (408) 741-2040.

Our counselors are happy to meet with you to develop your transfer, educational and career goals.

Special Pathways to Transfer to UC and CSU

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Community college students who complete an ADT are guaranteed admission to the California State University campus system with junior status. They will also be given priority consideration when applying to their local CSU and to a particular program that is similar to the their major.

Transfer Agreement Guarantees (TAG)

Six University of California (UC) campuses offer Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) for students who meet specific grade, course, and unit requirements. By participating in a TAG, you will receive an early review of your application. You can only apply for a TAG to one UC campus.

Special Pathways to Transfer to Out-of-State Universities

University of Hawaii at Manoa

We have an articulation agreement that provides students the opportunity to transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Social Sciences. West Valley College students need to successfully complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology to earn guaranteed admission to UHM with 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: UH Manoa Transfer

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

We have a guaranteed transfer pathway to 9 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 completing the CSU GE Breadth Requirements or the IGETC, an Associate degree and a 2.5 or higher GPA.

For more information, please visit: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

International Opportunities

Study Abroad in Prague – Exclusively for West Valley College Students

Complete your bachelor's degree in Prague for less than the cost of completing your degree at a CSU or UC. Transfer and complete your bachelor's degree in 1.5 to 2 years at the WSCUC accredited Anglo American University in the Czech Republic. Majors include: Business, Visual Arts, and Political Science/International Relations.

For more information, see the Study Abroad in Prague flyer.

General Education Options

Want to access more transfer resources? See Web Resources.


Transfer Center

Phone: (408) 741-2040

Email: wv.transfer@wvm.edu 

Location: North Walk Portable 3


Fall 2018 Hours

Monday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Transfer Center Staff


Fatima Kamil

Transfer Center Advisor 

Email: fatima.kamil@westvalley.edu


Melissa J. Salcido

Transfer Center Director and Counselor

Email: melissa.salcido@westvalley.edu


Tom Golbetz

Transfer Counselor

Email: tom.golbetz@westvalley.edu


last published: 12/14/18