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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. When does the next semester start?
2. When can I register for classes?
3. How much does it cost to attend West Hills Community College?
4. How do I start the registration process?
5. Is the class schedule online?
6. Can I get financial aid?
7. What is a fee waiver?
8. When are classes offered?
9. What can I earn at West Hills Community College?
10. Do I need a high school diploma to attend West Hills Community College?

 


 

1. When does the next semester start?

The first day of the Spring 2011 semester begins January 18, 2011 and ends May 27, 2011.   Please check "My West Hills" for a complete listing by location. 

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2. When can I register for classes?

Priority registration begins at the end of October. Open registration for all students will begin November 4, 2010. New students need to complete the application for admission, placement testing, orientation, and counseling. For more information call student services at any of the WHC locations (1-800-266-1114).

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3. How much does it cost to attend West Hills Community College?

It depends on whether or not you are a resident of California. For California residents the cost is $26.00 per unit.


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for more information on tuition and fee waivers.

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4. How do I start the registration process?

The process for new students is to first complete an application for admissions.
The second step is to take a placement test. The dates and times are included on our website.
The third is to attend an orientation or to complete our online orientation. The fourth is to schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor for help in selecting courses. Appointments can be scheduled in Coalinga 559-934-2300 or Firebaugh 559-934-2300. The final step is to register using My West Hills.

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5. Is the class schedule online?

Click here to access the class schedule for West Hills College or visit.

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6. Can I get financial aid?

Grants, loans, and scholarships are available at West Hills Community College. Fee waivers and book vouchers are also available for all students who qualify. WHC has work-study available for eligible students.

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7. What is a fee waiver?

Some California residents may be eligible for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver Grant, which waives all enrollment fees. Books and supplies are not covered by this grant. Apply by getting assistance from a financial aid employee. When you apply for Federal Financial Aid, you will also be considered for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.

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for more information on tuition and fee waivers.

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8. When are classes offered?

Classes are offered morning, afternoon, and evenings Monday through Saturday. WHCC also has an excellent selection of online courses. Click here to access the class schedule.

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9. What can I earn at West Hills Community College?

West Hills Community College offers certificates of completion, Associate Degrees in Arts or Associate Degrees in Science. Students can prepare for the world of work in a matter of months, earn a degree, find employment, or transfer to a four-year university. You can also take classes to update your skills or for personal enrichment! For more information on the classes that universities will accept (in a specific major), contact the web site www.assist.org

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10. Do I need a high school diploma to attend West Hills Community College?

No. If you are 18 or over, you do not need a high school diploma. If you are under 18 or still in high school, you will need a special admission form. Special admission forms may be picked up in student services or call any of the WHC locations (1-800-266-1114) for assistance.

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