Fall semesters run from August to December, with Spring semesters beginning in January and ending in May. Some classes are offered as "Nine Week" short-term sessions and may be available mid-semester. Summer sessions typically run from June to late July or early August. Please check your "myWestHills" portal for a complete listing by location.
With our REG 365 initiative, class registration becomes available in April/May each year, allowing registrations for the following Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters - the entire academic year all at once! Priority registration is granted based upon special factors such as active military/veteran status, membership in a special group (i.e. President's Scholars, SSS TRiO), and number of college units completed. 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).
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
(typically only offered in-person for incoming high school students) or to complete our online orientation. The
fourth is to schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor for help with educational plan development. Appointments can be scheduled in Coalinga 559-934-2300 or Firebaugh 559-934-2980. The final step is to register
using My West Hills.
There are several ways to book a counseling appointment - stopping by or calling Student Services (Coalinga 559-934-2300 / Firebaugh 559-934-2980) or through your myWestHillsportal (myCounseling Services).
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
Some California residents may be eligible for a Board
of Governors (BOG) 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. Click here for more
information on tuition and
West Hills Community College offers certificates of completion,
Associate Degrees in Arts (AA) or Sciences (AS), as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT).
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), consult www.assist.organd/or speak with your academic advisor or counselor.
No. If you are 18 or over, you do not need a high school
diploma for admission to West Hills College. If you are under age 18 or still in high school, you will need a special admission formwhich must be submitted (in person) to Student Services.