Outreach: We Want You To Come to West Valley


Free Fall 2018 tuition for Class of 2018 High School Grads - Take 12 units on us.

The application for free tuition will open on March 1, 2018
You qualify if you are:
  • a class of 2018 high school graduate
  • live within our service area
  • register for 12 units

Visit Community Grant for more info. 

Outreach helps introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.

High School Outreach

Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:

  • What to expect from college
  • How to plan an academic schedule
  • How to enroll in college classes while still in high school
  • Assessment testing and Orientation - To schedule an Early Admissions (EA) Orientation, click on the Graduating High School tab above. 
  • Schedule time for you and your family to tour our beautiful grounds, have a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

Outreach Office
Village 21

SPRING HOURS: 1/18 – 5/31

 Mon. – Thurs.
 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
 Friday  8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Email for information or a campus tour!

High School Group Tours

We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We invite high school groups to arrange a tour and a “West Valley 101” workshop. Contact your high school counselor or career tech for information on upcoming scheduled events. Schools should contact the Outreach Office by emailing wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu to arrange a campus visit. Limited transportation grants are available through the College.

Individual Tours

  • Every Thursday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                  
  • No RSVP required.
  • Meet at Outreach Office located in Village 21 located in Parking Lot 2. (Please see the campus map for location.)
  • Arrive early (about 2:45 PM) to obtain a parking permit from one of our tour guides
  • Tours begin promptly at 3:00 PM, rain or shine
  • Tours last 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • For special accommodations please email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Community Outreach

You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672

Student In-Reach

We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students, too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Program

High school students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible to apply for admission.

Did you know you could earn college credits for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school and concurrent high school students who are California residents, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses.
Note: The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance.

Winter Session Begins:
     Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Spring Semester Begins:

     Monday, January 29, 2018

Please Review the Admissions Timeline

Steps to Enroll:

  1. Complete an online application at westvalley.edu/apply.
    You will receive an Email within 24 business hours with your student ID number, password and registration information.
    (If you do not receive this email, please call our Admissions Office at 408-741-2001 or email askwvc@westvalley.edu )
    Note: Concurrent Enrollment students must re-apply for admission each semester (summer/fall and winter/spring).
  2. Review class offerings and check to see if your class has space available:
    Online Searchable Class Schedule. Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT. This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject. Be sure that you are checking for the correct term - fall, spring, or summer.
    (PE and Remedial classes are not allowed.)
  3. Check the schedule of classes for prerequisite requirements.


      - Check the Schedule of Classes under the class description for prerequisite requirements.
      - Assessment tests are required for all math and English prerequisites.
      - For other prerequisites met at your high school, submit a copy of your high school transcript or
        AP test score results to the Assessment Office one week prior to your registration date.
        Include your WVC student ID number and the course you want to take

     Assessment Tests: For Math and English

      - Check the Assessment Schedule for testing dates and times.
      - Arrive 15 minutes early.
      - Bring...
                $3.00 (cash) for parking.
                your photo ID.
                WVC Student ID#.
                two #2 pencils.

      Note: No late admittance after the testing session begins

  4. Print the Concurrent Enrollment Form and Parental Consent for Treatment of Minor Form.
  5. Complete the forms and obtain approvals.
  6. Submit the CE forms and your high school transcript to the Admissions Office at the time of registration.

    Note: Except for the admissions application, all Concurrent Enrollment transactions must be done in person.

    Registration Begins:
       Winter Session        Seniors      Tues  12/12    3pm - 5pm  
       Juniors   Wed  12/13    3pm - 5pm
       Spring Semester    Seniors   Wed   1/17    3pm - 5pm
       Juniors   Thurs  1/18   3pm - 5pm

For Questions Email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Middle College

The Middle College application opens March 1

The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.

Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as college classes. Students enroll between 6 college units and no more than 11 college units per semester.

The program for juniors includes:

  • U.S. History (3 hr.)
  • English 11 (3 hr.)

The senior program includes:

  • English 12 (3 hr.)
  • Govt./Econ. (3 hr.)

To qualify for the WV Middle College program:

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory information night.
    Mandatory Information Night - Information Night Flyer
              Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
              Time: 6pm
              Location: WVC Theater
              Parking: Parking is free during the event in lots 1 & 7.
  • Students must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students must enroll in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units).

The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester.

More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program:
Josh Hancock and Annie Blank are located in Village 21. 
Email: JHancock@cuhsd.org

College Advantage

The College Advantage application opens March 1.

The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.

  • Students are to be on-track to graduate and possess the ability to deal with the independence of a college campus, including a strong work ethic, good study skills, and motivation.
  • The program will place these students on the West Valley College campus for all of their classes for their senior year, obtaining an early start on transferable college credits.
  • The students are concurrently enrolled at the home high school as well as at West Valley College and can take at least six (6) college units each semester and no more than eleven (11) college units each semester.

Concurrent high school students who are California residents, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses.
Note: The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance. 

The registration requirements have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.
To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.

To qualify for the WV College Advantage program:

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory information night.
    Mandatory Information Night -
              Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
              Time: 6pm
              Location: Fox Building, Room 120
              Parking: Parking is free during the event in lot 5.
                            Note: Do not park in the limited visitor parking.

    For more information, contact:

    Located in V21
    Phone: (408) 741-2672
    Email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu
  • Graduating HS Students

    Please review the Admissions Timeline

    Free Fall 2018 tuition for Class of 2018 High School Grads - Take 12 units on us.

    The application for free tuition opens - March 1

    You qualify if you are:

    • a class of 2018 high school graduate
    • live within our service area
    • register for 12 units

    Visit Community Grant for more info.

    Early Admissions (EA) Program -

    The Early Admission (EA) program provides

    • High School Seniors with an opportunity to complete assessment, orientation, and educational planning in the spring of the Senior year.
    • Students from any high school can participate in the EA program. High School Seniors sign up for one of the workshops that are offered in April and May.
    • Assessment: Students must complete the assessment tests in English, Reading and Math prior to attending the EA Orientation. The computerized assessments are offered on the West Valley campus and some local high schools. Practice tests and study guides are also available.
    • Early Admissions Orientation: Orientation is now required of all students. 
      • EA Orientations are geared towards the high school student and include:
                  –  A one-on-one appointment with a counselor
                  –  Peer registration assistance
                  –  Walking tour of the campus
      • The orientation is an all-day commitment and parents are required to excuse the student absence if a school day orientation is selected. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students attending the Early Admission workshops.
      • Students must bring a copy of their high school transcript, assessment results, and a photo ID. Parking permits are required to park in the campus parking lots. A confirmation email including a parking permit will be emailed to each student within three (3) days of the workshop date selected.
      • No parking permit is required for the students and parents that attend the Saturday, April 29 student orientation or parent Boot Camp. Please park in student Lot 5. Go to westvalley.edu to check out the campus map for the building and parking locations. Please do not park in the 40 minute visitor’s parking.
      • An additional "Boot Camp" orientation is offered for parents of high school seniors. The Spring 2018 Parent Boot Camp date is To Be Determined (TBD). No reservation is required for Parent Boot Camp.
    • Registration for Early Admission Workshops will be available beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018.

    On-To-College Events:

    • West Valley College Open House  - For high school seniors and parents.
      Date – Saturday, March 3, 2018
      Time – 9:30am – 1:00pm

    • Early Admissions Orientation Workshops - offered in spring.
      Seniors orientation workshops offered in April and May.
      High school parent orientation "Boot Camp"
    • Convocation
      A one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester.

    PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him/her.

last published: 2/23/18