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

Student Success Act

student success act

Student Success Act

The entire West Valley College community is working together to improve both access and success so our students can thrive and accomplish their educational goals. The Student Success Act of 2012 requires all California community colleges to chart a roadmap for college-wide focus on student success to ensure completion, graduation, or transfer. From fall 2014 and forward, all Calif. community colleges are required to develop a comprehensive student success plan that includes defined activities toward completion of assessment, orientation, counseling, and educational planning during the student's first year.  Continuing students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to have registration priority.  This information is explained below.

Enrollment Changes

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved changes that will establish system-wide enrollment priorities designed to ensure classes are available for students seeking job training, degree attainment or transfer and to provide incentives to students who make progress toward their educational goals. New students who have completed college orientation, assessment and developed educational plans (EdPlans) as well as continuing students in good standing who have not exceeded 100 units by April 2014 (not including units in basic English, Math or English as a Second Language) will now have priority over students who do not meet the criteria.

Students who are active-duty military, veterans, foster youth, and participants in EOPS and DESP will continue to have priority registration if they meet the same criteria listed above. The regulations were unanimously approved by California Community Colleges Board of Governors and will be implemented for fall 2014 (registration begins April 16, 2014). We highly encourage students on academic progress probation and those nearing 100 units to seek guidance from a counselor to carefully plan their remaining courses.

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Mission Statement: Our Promise to You

The West Valley College community supports students along their pathways to reach transfer and career goals in an environment of academic excellence.


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