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.

Take an Orientation Class

Couns A – College Orientation (1/2 unit)

  • Apply for admission to obtain a college ID number and a registration date
  • Complete assessment before attending Couns A
  • Register for orientation - Couns A using WVCPortal
Section Dates Day Time Room
50021 6/7/17 – 6/14/17 W 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50020 6/13/17 – 6/20/17 T 12:00 PM – 4:15 PM FOX 103
50025 6/19/17 – 6/26/17 M 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 105
50079 6/22/17 – 6/29/17 Th 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50081 6/29/17 – 7/6/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
50089 7/7/17 – 7/18/17 TF 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50065 7/8/17 – 7/15/17 Sa 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50090 7/12/17 – 7/19/17 W 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 105
50091 7/17/17 – 7/24/17 M 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50094 7/18/17 – 7/25/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
50333 7/20/17 – 7/27/17 Th 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50100 7/25/17 – 8/1/17 T 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 105
50101 8/2/17 – 8/9/17 W 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50102 8/5/17 – 8/12/17 Sa 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50103 8/7/17 – 8/14/17 M 5:00PM – 9:15PM FOX 103
50106 8/10/17 – 8/17/17 Th 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50111 8/14/17 – 8/21/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
50107 8/15/17 – 8/22/17 T 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50108 8/16/17 – 8/23/17 W 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103


Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) 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.

How to Search and Register for Orientation

  • Log in at: westvalley.edu/wvcportal
  • 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

Non-Credit Online Orientation

Successfully completed more than 15 units at West Valley or other college or university? You are a candidate for the Non-Credit Online Orientation.

Review Non-Credit Online Orientation resources and complete the quiz to fulfill the college Orientation requirement.

Early Admissions (EA) Orientation Workshop

The Early Admissions Orientation provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete free orientation and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program.

Completed Orientation at Another College

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

  1. Email unofficial transcript to Leslie Pollock OR fax to 408-741-4076.
    • Transcript needs to include/document the Orientation has been successfully completed. Otherwise see Non-Credit Online Orientation option
    • For email or fax, include subject: "ORIENTATION - transcript"
  2. Schedule a counseling appointment for a student educational plan.
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