Frequently Asked Questions
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.
The process for new students is as follows:
- The first step is to complete an online admission application application for admissions
- The second step is to call 925-3317 or 1-800-266-1114 ext 3317 to make an appointment to take the placement test. The dates and times are listed on the website placement test .
- The third step is to attend an orientation or to complete our online orientation.
- The fourth step is to contact a counselor or advisor for help in selecting courses.
The process for continuing students is as follows:
- The first step is to update your student account (if there are any changes; e.g. name, address).
- The second step is to have all official transcripts sent to the records office at the Lemoore Campus transcript request.
- The third step is to register using your myWestHills student account. You will receive information on how to access My West Hills in the orientation or counseling session.
Registration for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will begin April 18, 2017.
New students need to complete the process for admissions (see step 2 above). Continuing students can register online through their student account myWestHills .
For additional information or questions about registration dates call 925-3317 or 1-800-266-1114 ext 3317.
For each of the groups below, registration will begin at 12:01am on the scheduled day. Each group will be given three days to register before registration is enabled for the next group.
Tuesday, April 18
First Group - Disadvantaged, Disabled, and Special Groups
(EOPS/CARE, DSPS, CalWorks, Veterans, Foster Youth, Active Military)
Wednesday, April 19
Second Group - Special Groups
Thursday , April 20
Third Group - Continuing students with 45-70 completed or “in progress” units with an educational plan, Student Support Services (TRiO), High School seniors who have completed the admissions application, financial aid application (FASFA or AB540),
orientation, placement test and education plan.
Monday, April 24
Fourth Group – Continuing students with 30 to 44.9 completed or “in progress” units with an educational plan.
Wednesday, April 26
Fifth Group – Continuing students with 15 to 29.9 completed or "in progress" units with an educational plan.
Friday, April 28
Sixth Group - Continuing students with 0 to 14.9 completed or "in progress" units with an educational plan, all other eligible first time students.
Monday, May 1
Open Registration - All remaining students
IMPORTANT NOTICES :
* "Completed units" is based on the number of units the student completed at WHCCD. Units from another institution will not be used to determine priority registration.
* All continuing students must have an education plan on file and may not be on second term academic or progress probation.
* All new students must have completed orientation, placement assessment, education plan and a FASFA or Dream Act application.
* Please remember that our 24 hour drop policy for non-payment for Spring 2018 will begin on November 1st, 2017.
Visit our cost of attendance page for current information on tuition and fee waivers. Tuition rates differ based on California residency status.
You can access the schedule at westhillscollege.com to view the upcoming courses.
Financial Aid is funding provided by Federal and State governments and institutional sources to assist students with their educational expenses. The funding is made up of grants , scholarships , and loans . You can complete an online application for financial assistance on the FASFA website.
In addition, The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is campus-based. FWS provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for education expenses. For further information and eligibility; contact the financial aid office .
California residents may be eligible for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver Grant, which waives all enrollment fees.
Pell Grants are federal funded need-based grants awarded to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to post secondary education.
Pell Grant amounts are dependent on: the student's expected family contribution, the cost of attendance, the student's enrollment status, and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.
Payment is due at the time of registration . Students are responsible for payments. Students who fail to pay will be automatically dropped by the end of the day.
Students who have made financial arrangements through PELL grant, BOG waiver, Loans, VA Voc Rehab (Chp 31), GI Bill Post 9/11 (Chp 33), Service members using Tuition Assistance (TA) or scholarships may avoid the non-payment drop policy.
West Hills College Lemoore offers certificates of completion, Associate Degrees in Arts or Associate Degrees in Science. You can view a list of academic programs in the current catalog .
The Associate degree program requires the following :
a) at least 18 semester units in general education
b) a major area of study, with a grade point average of at least 2.0
c) elective units to complete 60 units
d) overall grade point average of at least 2.0
e) Of the required units, at least 12 semester units must be completed in residence
To transfer to a four year university, you must first determine what will be required by that institution. There are two main systems in California, the California State University (CSU) system and University of California (UC) system. In addition, there are private and out of state universities. You will need to contact each institution for general education requirements.
To transfer to a CSU or UC campus, you will complete lower division courses in the major and in general education. You may access information about transferring to other CSUs or UCs by visiting ASSIST .
Admission requirements will vary between all of these systems so it is important that you meet with a counselor for transfer information and educational planning. Please contact a counselor to review your transfer requirements.
Prerequisites/co-requisites listed in the catalog and the schedule of classes, include:
* Courses for which specific prerequisites/co-requisites have been established.
* Sequential course work in a degree-applicable program.
* Courses in which an equivalent prerequisite/corequisite exists at a four-year transfer college or university.
Questions about prerequisites/co-requisites should be resolved with a counselor or instructor prior to the first day of class.
1. A prerequisite is a course requirement that a student must meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program.
2. A corequisite is a course that a student is required to take simultaneously in order to enroll in another course.
3. Strongly recommended preparation means a student is advised, but not required, to meet certain conditions before or in conjunction with a course or educational program.
A student must fulfill degree requirements as stipulated in the West Hills College
Lemoore catalog. A student who maintains “continuous enrollment” may elect:
1. The catalog in effect at the time the student began attending a California public community college or California State University campus or any combination thereof, or
2. The catalog in effect at the time the student began attending West Hills College Lemoore, or
3. The catalog in effect at the time the student is graduated from West Hills College Lemoore. Continuous enrollment is defined as being officially enrolled each semester during an academic year regardless of the number of units completed. Also, a student is considered to be in attendance even if he/she registered and totally withdrew from the school during that semester/term as long as the official transcript so indicates.
To enroll at West Hills College Lemoore a student must satisfy one of the following requirements:
- High School graduation
- Successful completion of the California High School Equivalency Examination or G.E.D.
- Attainment of adult status, 18 years of age, with or without high school diploma
- Recommendation of the principal the high school student is attending and parental permission. The student must complete an application for admission.