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

Orientation Options


ALL students, including active-duty military, veterans, CalWORKs, EOPS and DESP who started Fall 2014 and beyond, are now required to comply with the California Success Act of 2012 requirements (3 core requirements: assessment, orientation and develop a preliminary educational plan) in order to receive a priority registration date for enrollment.

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

1. Completed an orientation at a different college.

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

  1. The Orientation Test with 70% or higher, and additional included assignments.
  2. Email unofficial transcript to Beverly Harp with subject "ORIENTATION - transcript" or fax to 408-741-4076.
  3. Schedule a counseling appointment for a student educational plan.

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 – College Orientation - (1/2 unit)

  • Apply for admission to obtain a college ID number and a registration date.
  • Complete assessment before attending Couns 000A.
  • Register for orientation - Couns 000A using WVCPortal.

Spring 2015

Sect #






 4/22  &




 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 FOX 202 

 BU 3


 5/5  &






 5:00pm – 9:15pm

 5:00pm – 9:15pm


 Fox 201

 BU 1


 5/16  &  5/16


 8:00am – 12:15pm

 12:45pm – 5:00pm

 FOX 101

 BU 3


 5/12    5/19





4. Couns 002 – Academic and Personal Planning (1 UNIT)
See the Schedule of Classes for course availability.

5. Couns 005 – College Success (3 units)
See the Schedule of Classes for course availability.

6.  LS 001 – Learning Strategies for College and Life (3 units)
See the Schedule of Classes for course availability.

Students with Disabilities (DESP)
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.

7. Non-Credit On-line Orientation – currently under construction

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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