About Valley Now

Valley Now is a dual/concurrent enrollment program where high school students may earn both college and high school credit while attending classes taught at the college level. Classes may be offered at the San Bernardino Valley College campus, online, at participating high schools, or in a hybrid format. Ask your high school counselor, College & Career Readiness teacher, or contact us for more information today!

The Benefits of Valley Now

  • Complete high school and college credits at the same time.
  • Save time and money.
  • Explore various careers and major options before you graduate from high school.
  • Start college at a higher grade level.
  • Ease your transition from high school to college and increase your chances of academic success.
  • Address skill gaps, improve study skills, and enhance your academic knowledge before becoming a full-time college student.
  • Learn to make decisions about your college major and career.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be a current high school student with a total weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher.

9th and 10th grade students wishing to take SBVC courses, will need to fill out a Petition for Academic Exception in addition to the other routine forms. This petition will go before a committee for approval. You will be notified about the petition's status via your SBVC student email account, which is created for you when you apply to the college. If approved, you may participate in the Valley Now program. Please click here for more information about the Academic Exception Petition. Note: 9th and 10th grade students must still meet all other eligibility requirements. 

Program Fees

Per-unit course fees are waived for all resident students physically attending high school in California. Students may be responsible for all other fees (course materials, books, health fees, etc.) depending on the school district. 

Valley Now Course Offerings

Please email us or contact you school-site liaison for a current list of the courses we offer.

How to Participate in Valley Now

Please contact us, notify your high school counselor, or program school-site liaison for further details. If you do not know who your school-site liaison is, please contact our office for more information.

Once you have notified us or your school that you are interested in being part of Valley Now, please carefully follow directions below.

Application Process

The application process can vary depending on the type of student you are. There are (3) main types of students: 

  1. First time students – students who have never attended SBVC.
  2. Returning students – students who have previously taken classes at SBVC but did not enroll in any classes the semester immediately before the semester that they are applying for concurrent enrollment (either Fall or spring). 
  3. Continuing students – students who were registered in courses during the semester immediately before the semester for which they are applying for enrollment.  

Valley Now

Application and Enrollment Steps:

Please choose your student type and follow the steps below to apply and enroll in Valley Now program courses.

First Time Students

  1. Create an OpenCCC.net account. Please keep a copy of your confirmation email. You will need it for the next step.

  2. Apply online to Valley College through your OpenCCC.net account.
  3. Wait for your Valley College student ID# and confirmation email. You will need your SBVC student ID# for the remaining tasks. 
  4. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. 
    • Packets are located on this page. Please choose the packet that matches your school district. If you are a student at a high school district that is currently not a Valley Now partner, please contact us.
  5. Submit the Concurrent Enrollment packet to your high school Valley Now site contact. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take any SBVC courses. Please contact us if you do not know who to submit your packet to.
  6. Set up your WebAdvisor log in information.
  7. Start using your SBVC student email. When you apply to SBVC a student email is automatically created for you. This is the way that SBVC faculty and staff communicate with students. NOTE: It is essential that you check your student email regularly for notifications and other important information and updates.
  8. Complete orientation located on WebAdvisor. Please save a copy of your orientation completion certificate.
  9. Complete the self-guided Assessment. Assessment is currently located on WebAdvisor.
  10. Wait for notification that your petitioned courses at  SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates. 
  11. Register for your approved SBVC course(s) through WebAdvisor.
  12. Check your registration statement to make sure you have successfully registered for your course(s). This can be done by logging into WebAdvisor. Under "Current Students," click on the Registration Statement link. Your registration statement will also contain critical course dates and deadlines. Please remember these, as it is your responsibility to drop any and all courses you no longer wish to be in.

Returning Students

  1. Apply online to Valley College through your OpenCCC.net.
  2. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. Copies of the packets are located on this page. Please choose the packet that matches your high school district. If you are a student at a high school district that is currently not a Valley Now partner, please contact us.
  3. Submit the Concurrent Enrollment packet to your high school site contact. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take any SBVC courses. Please contact us if you do not know who to submit your packet to.
  4. Set up your WebAdvisor log in information.
  5. Start using your SBVC student email. When you apply to SBVC a student email is automatically created for you. This is the way that SBVC faculty and staff communicate with students. NOTE: It is essential that you check your student email regularly for notifications and other important information and updates.
  6. Complete orientation located on WebAdvisor. Please save a copy of your orientation completion certificate.
  7. Complete the self-guided Assessment. Assessment is currently located on WebAdvisor.
  8. Wait for notification that your petitioned courses at SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates.
  9. Register for your approved SBVC course(s) through WebAdvisor.
  10. Check your registration statement to make sure you have successfully registered for your course(s). This can be done by logging into WebAdvisor. Under "Current Students," click on the Registration Statement link. Your registration statement will also contain critical course dates and deadlines. Please remember these, as it is your responsibility to drop any and all courses you no longer wish to be in.
     

Continuing Students

  1. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. Copies of the packets are located on this page. Please choose the packet that matches your high school district. If you are a student at a high school district that is currently not a Valley Now partner, please contact us.
  2. Submit the Concurrent Enrollment packet to your high school site contact. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take any SBVC courses. Please contact us if you do not know who to submit your packet to.
  3. Wait for notification that your petitioned courses at SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates.
  4. Register for your approved SBVC course(s) through WebAdvisor.
  5. Check your registration statement to make sure you have successfully registered for your course(s). This can be done by logging into WebAdvisor. Under "Current Students," click on the Registration Statement link. Your registration statement will also contain critical course dates and deadlines. Please remember these, as it is your responsibility to drop any and all courses you no longer wish to be in.