Admissions Process


To apply to the WHC International Students Program and attend West Hills College Coalinga, you must complete the following 5 steps:

Submit the International Student Program Application

Deadline: July 15th for the Fall Semester and November 15th for the spring semester

The following items must be submitted with your application:

  • $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Transcripts from secondary schools and other colleges translated to English
  • Financial statement from a banking institution indicating bank account in good standing with sufficient funds for one full academic year
  • Current Photo

Download Application
Application deadline for Fall semester is July 15; for Spring semester November 15. *Students are not admitted for the Summer Semester.
Payment for all fees, including tuition and on campus room and board (Residence Hall Fees) is due upon registration, including a non-refundable application fee of $50 US Dollars, which is required to process an application.

All materials must be mailed to the following address:
International Students Program
West Hills College Coalinga
300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210

Please note: Original documents are required to process a student's application.

Obtain your F-1 Student Visa

Deadline: Prior to arrival

To learn more about obtaining a Student Visa please visit the U.S. Department of State resource web page

Learn more about F-1 Student Visa

Schedule and arrange your arrival to the West Hills Coalinga campus

Deadline: August 6, 2017

Provide the International Students Program Office with your flight schedule at least two weeks in advance of arrival, so that you may be picked up at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT). The International Students Program Office will then make the appropriate pick-up arrangements.

Schedule Arrival

Attend International Student Orientation

Deadline: August 8-10, 2017

International students must arrive one week prior to the start of classes. Students will be given a placement exam and will meet with an advisor/counselor to determine their courses and academic planning.

Orientation week is very important, since this is the week when students meet instructors, counselors and advisors, International Students Program staff and other international students. Students are also given an orientation to the WHCC campus and the community of Coalinga.

Dates are included in the admission package sent to students that have been admitted.

Complete On-Campus Housing Application at orientation

International students are required to live on campus during their first year at West Hills College Coalinga.

International Students admitted into West Hills College are guaranteed a place in the residence hall. Students living on campus will have three meals provided to them, Monday - Friday, and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. The Housing Application will be provided during orientation.

Register for Classes

During orientation you will meet with an Academic Advisor, who will help you register for classes for the first year that you are at West Hills College. Our REG365 allows you to register for one full year.

Payment for all fees, including tuition, on campus room and board (Residence Hall Fees) is due upon registration
International Students Expenses 30 Units
Cost of Tuition/Fees 11,060.00
Housing and Food Plan 6,781.44
Insurance, Books, Misc. 4,725.00
TOTAL 22,566.44*
*These totals vary according to what accommodations the student elects, costs of books and the amount each student requires for living expenses. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

All fees for fall/spring semester attendance are due upon registration (the last day of orientation). Your payment must be received in 24 hours OR a HOLD will be placed on your account and you will not be able to add or drop classes. The HOLD status suspends the processing and issuing of all documents by the college, such as transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and immigration paperwork (I-20).

All delinquent account information will be reported to a collection agency for billing and reporting to all national credit reporting agencies 30 days from the end of each quarter/session. Collection costs as high as 30% will be charged to the student.

Payment for all fees, including tuition, on campus room and board (Residence Hall Fees) are due upon registration for both Fall and Spring Semesters.