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West Valley College

Saratoga, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

14000 Fruitvale Ave

Saratoga, CA 95070-5640

www.westvalley.edu

Admission Office

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070-5698

(408) 741-2001

Fax : (408) 867-5033

Contact : Herlisa Hamp

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4958

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 10,001

In-State Tuition : $1,418.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,368.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Landscape Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Commerce, General A
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry A C
Fashion Merchandising A C
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A
Office Management and Supervision A
Real Estate A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A

Engineering
Engineering, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A
Rhetoric and Composition A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management A C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Medical/Clinical Assistant A C

History
History, General A

Legal Professions & Studies
Court Reporting and Captioning/Court Reporter A
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management A C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General A
Geology/Earth Science, General A
Physics, General A

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Fashion/Apparel Design A C
Interior Design A C
Music, General A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

150 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : planetarium, wireless campus center

Geographic Location : 13 miles from downtown San Jose.

Large Town

Suburban

Total undergraduates : 10,001

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,551

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 30

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Vikings

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: AP credit can be used to meet IGETC, CSU GE and A.A. general education (GE) and/or major requirements.Students must submit official AP exam results to the Admission & Records Office and ask to have it evaluated to receive credit for GE Patterns/WVC majors after completing 12 semester units at West Valley College. Duplicate credit will not be granted to students who have AP scores and take the equivalent college course.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

Department approval required

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

Department approval required

All

Art History

3

6

Art 1A and 1B

All

Biology

3

4

Bio 10

All

Calculus AB

3

5

Math 3A

All

Calculus BC

3

5

Math 3A

All

4

10

Math 3A+3B

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

5

Math 3A

All

4

10

Math 3A+3B

All

Chemistry

3

5

Chem 1A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CIS 4A/4A.1

All

Computer Science Principles

3

4

CIS 4B/4B.1

All

Drawing

3

3*

Department approval required

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

Engl 1A

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

Engl 1A+ 3 units toward Area C of WVC GE

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

5

French 2A

All

German Language and Culture

3

5

Germ 2A

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

Econ 1A

All

Microeconomics

3

3

Econ 1B

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

Department approval required

All

Physics 2

3

4

Department approval required

All

Physics B

3

5

Phys 2A

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

10

Phys 4A+4B

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

10

Phys 4A+4B

All

Psychology

3

3

Psych 1

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

5

Span 2A

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

5

Span 2B

All

Statistics

3

3

Math 10

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

Polit 1

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

99

--

American Literature

99

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

99

--

Biology

99

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

99

--

Chemistry

99

--

College Algebra

99

--

English Literature

99

--

French I

99

--

German I

99

--

History of United States I

99

--

History of United States II

99

--

Human Growth and Development

99

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

99

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

99

--

Introductory Business Law

99

--

Introductory Psychology

99

--

Introductory Sociology

99

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

99

--

Principles of Management

99

--

Principles of Marketing

99

--

Principles of Microeconomics

99

--

Spanish I

99

--

Western Civilization I

99

--

Western Civilization II

99

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Maritza Cantarero

Financial aid office phone : (408) 867-2200

Financial Aid Forms

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $311.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,418.00

$1,418.00

$1,418.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,368.00

$9,368.00

$9,368.00

Room only:

--

$11,268.00

$4,518.00

Books and supplies:

$2,460.00

$2,460.00

$2,460.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$2,844.00

$3,096.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,323.00

$1,179.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,878.00

$19,313.00

$12,671.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,828.00

$27,263.00

$20,621.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,368.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,268.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $311.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser