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

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

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

To see the most current list of Valley Now courses, please click the "Current Valley Now Courses" link located to the side of this text under the "Related Links" header or click here.

How to Participate in Valley Now

Please email 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 our office or your school program liaison that you are interested in being part of Valley Now, please carefully follow the instructions outlined below.

Application Process

The application process can vary a little bit 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 preceding the semester for which they are applying for concurrent enrollment.  

Valley Now

Application and Enrollment Steps:

Based on the type of student you are, the steps to apply and enroll in Valley Now program courses are described below.

For First Time Students

(Students who have never attended SBVC before.)

  1. Create 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 OpenCCC.net.
  3. Wait for your Valley College student ID# via email. You will need your 7 digit SBVC student ID# for the remaining tasks. 
  4. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. 
    • Packets are located on the left of 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 site contact, high school counselor, or other designated program personnel at your school. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take 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 Assessment. Assessment is currently located on WebAdvisor.
  10. Wait for notification of that your petitioned courses at  SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates. 
  11. Register for the approved SBVC course(s) via 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 and 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.

For Returning Students

(Students who have previously taken classes  at SBVC, but not the semester (Fall or Spring) immediately before the semester in which they are applying.)

  1. Apply online to Valley College through OpenCCC.net.
  2. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. Copies of the packets are located on the left of 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, high school counselor, or other designated program personnel at your school. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take SBVC courses. Please contact us if you do not know who to submit your packet to.
  4. Wait for notification of that your petitioned courses at SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates.
  5. Register for the approved SBVC course(s) via WebAdvisor.
  6. Check your registration statement to make sure you have successfully registered for your course(s). This can be done by logging into WebAdvisor and 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.
     

For Continuing Students

(Students who have taken classes the semester (Fall or Spring) immediately before the semester in which they are applying.)

  1. Complete the entire Concurrent Enrollment packet. Copies of the packets are located on the left of 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, high school counselor, or other designated program personnel at your school. You will need them to assist you in obtaining a designee signature of approval to take SBVC courses. Please contact us if you do not know who to submit your packet to.
  3. Wait for notification of that your petitioned courses at SBVC have been approved. Please note any course name, section number, reference number, and important dates.
  4. Register for the approved SBVC course(s) via 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 and 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.