File an Application to Attend GWC
out and submit the Golden West College online application.
Submit your application as soon as possible. Registration appointment times are issued in the order received. The Admissions Office will send your Student ID Number and registration information within 48 hours.
If you are a continuing GWC student (enrolled in the last primary term) you do not need to reapply (refer to Step 2 below).
New & and Returning Students.
If you have attended GWC previously, but have had a break in your attendance of one semester or more, then you must reapply to GWC.
Receive Registration Appointment
Complete the Matriculation Process
process can be completed either of two ways.
Our Counseling G103 online course will satisfy
the matriculation requirements and is completed entirely online.
If you select this option, you will not need to come to the
Golden West College campus for any part of your matriculation
We strongly suggest
that you complete Counseling G103 - Educational Planning (1 unit)
to meet the orientation and educational plan requirement. It
also applies toward the 3-unit, Area E, General Education requirement for the AA degree. This course will
assist you in evaluating your transcripts, reviewing your degree
requirements, and exploring higher education options beyond
the AA degree.
Two: Should you choose not to enroll in Counseling
G103 for your first semester, the second option
is a step by step process detailed below.
Returning GWC Students:
Please submit official
transcript(s) for all college work completed outside of Coast
Community College District prior to the start of the semester.
Golden West College
15744 Golden West St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
English and Math Assessment Tests
You must demonstrate
eligibility for English and math coursework through the
GWC Assessment Test, or completion of the prerequisite coursework
at an accredited college/university.
If you have not
taken an English and math class at another campus before
transferring, and it has been more than two years since
you took an assessment test, you will need to take an assessment
test again. You can enroll in courses other than math or
English in your first semester, before the Assessment Testing
If you cannot come to the GWC Assessment Center for placement testing, you
may take a placement test at your local Community College/University that is
accredited. Your test results should include your name, birth date, test date,
test name, test scores and course placements.
It is preferred (not mandatory) that you take the test
at the college/university that uses the same testing instruments as GWC. GWC
testing instruments are ACT Compass and College Board Assessment and Placement
Services for Community Colleges (APS) for English. Math is the Mathematics Diagnostics
Testing Project (MDTP) test from UC San Diego. Click
here for a list of colleges that offer these tests.
Note: Some colleges charge a proctoring fee to students who will not attend
their institution. Fees vary among the different institutions.
Assessment Test Schedule.
Educational Plan with Counselor
You will need to schedule an in-person counseling appointment to develop your educational plan.
Due to the Federal
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g;
34 CFR Part 99), academic records cannot be evaluated over
the telephone or fax. Your educational
plan must be completed through the Counseling 103 online
class or during a one-on-one counseling
appointment on campus.
4. Register for Classes
the list of currently offered online classes that fulfill degree requirements
the searchable schedule for all GWC courses.
We advise that you pay for your
classes by credit card immediately after registering. This is the best payment method to secure your classes. If we have your email address on file and you pay your fees by telephone with a Credit Card, you will receive your program receipt by email within minutes. To complete registration, your fee payment must be made or postmarked within 48 hours after your registration. If your payment is not received within the 48-hour deadline, then you will be dropped from the classes you have chosen.
If your Math and English assessments
are not current, you will be unable to register for Math or English courses
(though you are free to register for courses in any other subject).
Apply for Graduation (AA Degree)