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

Orientation Worksheet

Student Info

Instructions

  • As you complete each section the next will become available
  • Do not navigate away from this page or your progress will be lost.
  • You may use the resources listed below, but more research may be required.
  • All 4 sections must be completed in order to complete this phase of orientation.
  • Once this phase is complete, contact Counseling and schedule an appointment to make an Educational Plan.

Step 1:

Orientation Questionnaire

Resources

Questions

  1. Units Required to be considered a full time student are:
    1. 9
    2. 18
    3. 12
    4. 15
  2. Minimum units required to be eligible for an Associate Degree
    1. 39
    2. 18
    3. 60
    4. 75
  3. Select three campus resources where you can get information about funding for school:
    1. Admissions Office
    2. Counseling
    3. EOPS Program
    4. Health Center
    5. Financial Aid
  4. Counselors can be found in which areas
    1. Campus Center
    2. Counseling Center
    3. Health Center
    4. Financial Aid
    5. Tutorial Center
  5. Match the following services with the right letter
  6. Transfer Center
    Counseling
    Financial Aid
    Records Office
    Tutorial Center
    1. Assistance when you need to develop an Ed Plan
    2. Assistance with an Essay for a UC Application
    3. Need an Official Transcript
    4. Having trouble in a Math class
    5. Need an emergency loan
  7. The number of hours of homework per week while taking 12 units is expected to be:
    1. 2
    2. 7
    3. 10
    4. 24
  8. Name of the program that guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU)
    1. Transfer Guarantee Program (TGP)
    2. Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
    3. Associate Degree-Transfer (ADT)
  9. Name of the program that guarantees admission to a University of California (UC)
    1. Transfer Guarantee Program (TGP)
    2. Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
    3. Associate Degree-Transfer (ADT)
  10. The number of units required to initiate a Transfer Agreement with the University of California(UC):
    1. 10
    2. 20
    3. 30
    4. 40
  11. Place the following degrees in order
  12. MA
    AA/AS/ADT
    PHD
    BA/BS
  13. The college catalog is the same as the schedule of classes
    1. True
    2. False

Step 3:

General Education

Complete one of the tabs below

IGETC General Ed Requirements

  • Completion of IGETC will permit a student to transfer to the UC or CSU systems with lower division general education requirements met.
  • A minimum grade of C or better is needed to meet these requirements.
  • Certification may be requested prior to transferring using a Transcript Request form.
  • The IGETC will also fulfill the general education requirements for ADT degrees.

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My Courses

Enter the course you plan to take for each of the areas below.

Note: Courses required for your major can also count toward general education requirements

Area 1 - English Communication

Area 2 - Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Area 3 - Arts and Humanities

Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences

UC Language Requirement

  • Option 1: 2 years taken at high school with C or higher
  • Option 2: AP Language Exam with score of 3 or higher
  • Option 3: A semester length foregn language college course
  • *Official transcripts or AP results must be on file for options 1 and 2


CSU General Ed Requirements

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My Courses

Enter the course you plan to take for each of the areas below.

Note: Courses required for your major can also count toward general education requirements

Area A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Area C - Arts and Humanities

Area D - Social Sciences

Area E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development


AA/AS Degree General Education Requirements

Complete this form if you do not wish to transfer, but plan on completing an Associate's Degree only.

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My Courses

Enter the course you plan to take for each of the areas below.

Note: Courses required for your major can also count toward general education requirements

A. Language and Rationality

B. Natural Sciences

C. Humanities

D. Social Science

Series 2

E. Lifelong Understanding and Development

F. Cultural Diversity

G. Physical Education Activity

One Course

Proficiency Requirements

Some proficiency requirements listed below may be met by taking courses from the areas above, and some may be met through assessment. This section is for your information only.

  • Reading - Reading 53 or pass the Reading Assessment
  • Writing - English 1A
  • Math - Math 106, 106R or higher
  • Information Competency - Library 4

Step 4:

Major Prep Worksheet

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Instructions

Enter courses needed to satisfy your major requirements.

Courses Required Units

Step 2:

Other Factors in Course Selection

Personal Evaluation

  1. I was a 'C' or better student in high school.
  2. I have good study and learning habits.
  3. I enjoy reading.
  4. I have good test taking skills.
  5. English is my primary language.
  6. My family and friends are supportive of my decision to attend college.
  7. I know my academic and career goals.
  8. I have been in special learning classes in high school or in lower grades.
  9. I plan to take at least 12 units and work more than 20 hours per week.
  10. I have difficulty finding time for all my hobbies and activities outside of school.
  11. I have life experiences that should be considered in an evaluation of my skills.
  12. I have significant family obligations that require my time and attention.
  13. Money will be a concern for me while I am in school.
  14. I haven't been to school for a while, and I am concerned about whether I will do well.
  15. I spend a lot of time thinking about or dealing with personal, health, or family problems.

Personal High School Assessment

 Did BestDid WorstLiked BestLiked LeastDid Not Take
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
English Literature
Foreign Language
History
Math
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Reading
Speech
Writing