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

Orientation Options


You have a few options when it comes to student orientation. Details are below:

  1. Completed an orientation at a different college.

    Students who completed an orientation at a different college must complete both steps below:

    1. The Orientation Test with 70% or higher, and additional included assignments.
    2. Email unofficial transcript to Beverly.Harp@westvalley.edu - subject "ORIENTATION - transcript" or fax to 408-741-4076.
  2. Early Admissions Orientation Workshop (EA)  - Free for high school seniors
    The Early Admission Orientation provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete orientation, and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program.
  3. Couns 000A - Orientation
    A half-unit class for students who have no previous college experience or fewer than 15 completed college units. Complete assessment before attending Couns 000A. Once you submit your completed application to Admissions, you will receive a date when you will be able to register for a Couns 000A section using WVCPortal. Cafeteria may be closed. Please bring your snack and/or beverage.

    Sect #






    Spring 2015


     5/5  &




     5:00pm – 9:15pm

     5:00pm – 9:15pm

     Fox 201

     BU 1 


     4/22  &




     5:00pm – 9:15pm

     5:00pm – 9:15pm

    FOX 202

     BU 3


     5/16  & 5/16


     8:00am – 12:15pm

     12:45pm – 5:00pm

    FOX 101

     BU 3


     5/12 – 5/19




  5. Non-Credit On-line Orientation- currently under construction
  6. International Students
    REQUIRED immigration information session for students who have received I-20’s from West Valley College for the Fall 2013 semester. Call (408) 741-2694 to sign up for this planning session, and to find out room location.
  7. Couns 002 Academic and Personal Planning (1 UNIT)

    Sect # Date Time Location
    27953 8/29 - 9/26 2:00pm – 5:15 PM BU 10

    Focus on F1 visa students only

  8. Athletic Orientation
    New athletes are required to attend an orientation workshop. Athletes and their parents are both welcome to attend the first night. The second night is for the athletes only.
  9. Date Day Time Location
       Future dates to be announced
  10. Students with Disabilities (DESP)

    NEW Disability and Educational Support Program for students: if you have a verifiable disability, you may request accommodations for assessment. For DESP Orientation and assessment information, contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2548

  11. Distance Counseling

    Connect with our counseling faculty online.
    Find out more about our counseling services.

Admissions & Records


How to Search and Register for Orientation

  • Go to: westvalley.edu/wvcportal
  • Log In
  • Under: My Web Services
  • Click on: Registration
  • Select: Search and Register for classes
  • Enter: Term
  • Enter: Location
  • Enter: Subject – (Counseling)
  • Enter: Course # - (000A)
  • Submit (This will bring up all we offer in that subject for that semester.)
  • Click on: the box to the left side of the course listing to choose your course.
  • Submit (This will put the course in your shopping cart.)
  • Take an action to register and submit
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