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Welcome to West Valley College

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Transcript of Welcome to West Valley College

Bradley Davis, JD

West Valley College
Joe McDevitt
Outreach Guru
Welcome - A Student's Perspective
Faculty Perspective
Gretchen Ehlers
Math Instructor
First Year Experience Coordinator
Puente Project
UC sponsored program whose mission is to increase the number of educationally under- served students who:
Enroll in four year universities
Earn college degrees
Return to the community as leaders and mentors
Welcome to West Valley College
First Year Experience
Math 106: Elementary Algebra
Counseling 5: College Success
Greetings from the President
Javier Nino

Student Government
English 905: English Fundamentals
Counseling 5: College Success
Introductions & Folder Overview
Welcome from the President
Student Perspective
Faculty Perspective
Learning Communities
Transfer Information
Why attend an Orientation?
Next Steps
Questions and Answers
Success Program
Learning community that focuses on African-American culture and literature
Combines an English and a Counseling course
Provides mentors to new students
Coordinates visits to four year universities and educational conferences
Attend cultural events (plays, museums, etc.)
Transfer Admission Guarantees
A contract that outlines the courses you must complete & GPA you must earn in order to guarantee your admission to any of the participating TAG universities.
UC Campuses
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
Administration of Justice
Art History
Business Administration
Early Childhood Education
Political Science
Studio Arts
Theater Arts
Undecided Students
Counseling Services
Major exploration
Career exploration
Help with educational planning
Transfer university research and exploration

Counseling Courses
Counseling 5: College Success (UC & CSU Transferable)
Counseling 12: Careers & Lifestyles (CSU Transferable)
Early Admission Orientations
Orientation to College
8:30 am - 5:00 pm @ West Valley College
Overview of college services
Overview of course requirements
Tour of the campus
Students meet individually with a counselor to create a year long educational plan
West Valley students help new students register on the spot
Early Admission Orientation Dates
Tuesday, April 29
Saturday, May 3
Thursday, May 8
Thursday, May 15
Friday, May 16
Tuesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 28
Next Steps
Apply online at www.westvalley.edu
Take the English and Math Assessment Tests
Offered at certain high schools and at WVC
Register for an Early Admissions Orientation
Financial Aid
Not too late to apply
Workshops available - information online
California Dream Act for AB540 students
Support Programs for students on financial aid
Role of the high school parent vs
the role of the college parent
Boot Camp for Parents
Saturday, May 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Review the information students receive at an Orientation
Students may attend a different orientation date (there will be an Orientation held that same day for students from 8:30-5:00)
Optional FAFSA workshop at noon
Not yet 18?
If a student is not 18 by August 26, students must submit a
"Graduation Verification Form"

Requires a high school counselor or principal signature

Forms are located in the lobby and online

Forms in the Lobby
Graduation Verification (Not Yet 18 Form)
AB 540 Form
First Year Experience Flyer
Puente Flyer
Success Flyer
Athletics Flyer
Associate Degrees for Transfer
ADT Degrees
Guaranteed admission to a CSU campus
Priority admission to impacted programs
0.1 GPA boost in admissions process
60 unit degree
Minimum 2.0 overall GPA
Courses required:
Major related course work
General education (CSU GE or IGETC)
Partnering with your student
Agreements you can make with your student
Counseling appointments
Full transcript