Welcome to West Valley College

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Applying to West Valley College is the right choice. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. We have degree, transfer and vocational training opportunities to help you reach your educational and career goals, and our beautiful Saratoga campus provides a safe and inviting environment. If you have any questions please email us at askWVC@westvalley.edu or call 408.741.2001.

Who may attend?

Any person may attend who meets at least one of the following:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate
  • Passed the State Proficiency Test
  • Obtained a G.E.D.
  • High School Students who have completed the 10th grade.


  • New Student - A student who has never enrolled at any college. High school students who have just graduated are always considered "new students."

  • Continuing Student - A student who was enrolled at West Valley College the preceding semester.

  • Former (Returning) Student - A student who has previously attended West Valley College but not during the preceding semester.
    Note: Students returning after 1 academic year must re-apply for Admission. Student ID#s will always remain the same.

  • New Transfer Student - A student who has attended a college other than West Valley College.

  • International Student - A student from any country other than the United States who has applied to West Valley College and has been accepted by the West Valley College International Student Committee.

  • Nonresident Student - A student who has not met California residency requirements and must pay nonresident tuition.

    - Students whose legal residence is outside the state of California or who have not resided and established residence in the state for one year and one day prior to the first day of the semester may apply for admission as non-resident student and are subject to non-resident fees.

    - Undocumented Students who have attended high school in California for three or more years and graduated or have attained the equivalent thereof.
    California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form (AB 540).

    We've moved!

    Admissions and Records will be located in the Village during construction of the new Student Services Building.

    Click below for a map to our new location. Follow the blue arrow from the building labeled A&R to the Village.

    A&R Village Map

Important Notice

West Valley/Mission College District is in process of implementing a new student system.
The Admissions and Records staff will be spending a significant amount of time in training.
As a result, Admissions and Records Hours of Service will be impacted.
The following Office Hours will be updated as needed.

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you.

Summer Hours: 5/25 – 8/17
Mon – Thurs 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM



 Special Notice  
 May 18  
 Records Office  –



Watch a video about how to apply to West Valley College.

How to Apply to West Valley College video

last published: 6/15/18