West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

What is a Prerequisite? Clearing Prerequisites

Prerequisites

prerequisite: [pri-rek-wuh-zit]

-adjective: required beforehand: a prerequisite fund of knowledge.
-noun: something prerequisite: A visa is still a prerequisite for travel in many countries.
Definition from dictionary.com

West Valley College (and just about any other institution) has prerequisites that must be met before taking certain classes. There are several methods you may use to prove you have met them.

Methods to clear prerequisites

  • Email your transcript to testing@westvalley.edu or fax it to (408) 741-4076.
    Be sure to include:
    1. Your West Valley/Mission student ID number.
    2. The class you want to take.
    3. A phone number or email address where you can be reached.
  • In person: Bring a transcript (official or unofficial) to the front desk of the Counseling Office.
    1. Bring a photo ID.  
    2. You do not need to make an appointment.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I send my mom to clear my prerequisite?

  • If you send a representative to conduct business for you, they must present a signed letter stating that they have permission to conduct business on your behalf.  

How long does it take to clear a prerequisite?

  • Once your request is submitted, it will normally be processed within 2 business days.  If you come in person, it is normally handled on the same day.

What if my class is at Mission College?

I'm still having trouble with prerequisites.
Where can I get help?

  • For questions involving prerequisites call the Assessment Office at (408) 741-2035 or the Counseling Office at (408) 741-2009. You can also email the Assessment Office at testing@westvalley.edu

 

Assessment Office
(408) 741-2035
Counseling office
(408) 741-2009
Location

Maps of Testing Sites
Fox (Fox Center)
AAS
LA
Tutorial
Bus (Business)

How to Obtain Assessment Scores

Assessment recommendations are available on the date announced in the testing session. You can obtain your scores by:

  1. Authorizing someone else to pick up your scores. First, you must put the request in writing, including your name, WV College ID or Social Security number, the name of the person to whom the scores are to be released, date, and your signature.

  2. Request scores by fax or mail, your written request must include name, WV College ID number, date, and your signature. Fax requests to (408) 741-4076 attn: Assessment Office. Be sure to indicate how the scores are to be returned, either by mail or fax

 

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