Helping To Turn Potential Into Progress

Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student, West Hills’ Admissions department is here to help you begin your academic journey.

The Admissions Process

Apply for Admission to One of Our Colleges
Begin your free online application today by filling out your home college’s online application
Your home college should be the college you will receive your degree. If you are not sure of which college to select, please see our degrees and certificates page to see which college offers the degree program you wish to obtain.
Apply to West Hills College Lemoore
Apply to West Hills College Coalinga
Apply for Financial Aid
West Hills is committed to assisting students and their families in meeting the cost of a college education. Learn more about financial assistance available to you and how to apply.
Learn more about financial assistance available to you and how to apply
Complete Online Orientation
Complete our online orientation to get familiar with the college and services available to help you succeed.
WHC Lemoore Orientation
WHC Coalinga Orientation
Meet With A Counselor
Schedule an appointment with a Counselor to get a customized educational plan based on a multiple measures assessment to help set you on a path to success.
Schedule an Appointment
Register & Pay for Classes
Once you have your educational plan, you can search and register for classes. Remember that you can register for classes up to a whole year in advance.
Search & Register for Classes

Start Your Admissions Application

Select A College

Let Us Help You Fund Your Education

Nothing is out of reach at West Hills, and that includes the cost of education. See how our financial aid programs support you when you need it most. Learn about West Hills’ unique “Paid Like A Paycheck” disbursement program that provides payment every two weeks.


Learn about additional resources and benefits available to student who attend a West Hills College

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Once you've completed admissions and the affidavit in Student Services, you will be eligible to complete an application for the California Community College Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) Enrollment Fee Waiver. Dream

    This will allow you to register for your classes and its paid for through the state of California

    Learn more about Dreamer (AB540)

  • More than likely yes, we encourage all future and current West Hills students to fill out a FAFSA application. This will allow our team to evaluate your need and provide you with any financial assistance and options available to you. 

    We also offer a number of other options to our student which include:

    • Fee waivers and book vouchers (For Those who Qualify)
    • Grants and Loans
    • Scholarships
    • Work-Study

    Learn More on our Financial Web Site

  • Visit our cost of attendance page for current information on tuition and fee waivers. Tuition rates differ based on California residency status.

  • The Fall semester begins mid August with Spring semester starting mid January. For official semester start for Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters please see our Academic Calendar

    View Official Academic Calendar

    Classes are offered Monday through Friday during the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. In addition, there is an excellent selection of courses offered online.

    View/Search the Class Schedule

    Apply for Admissions

  • 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!

    View Academic Programs 

    Not sure what program to seek? Find an Academic Program that meets your interest

    We also offer a number of non-credit Skill Building Education courses for those simply looking to improve their current skill set or advance their careers. 

    Skill Building Education Courses

    For information on the classes that universities will accept (in a specific major), consult and/or speak with your academic advisor or counselor.


    Variation: What degrees and certificates are offered?

  • West Hills Community Colleges offer Associate Degrees in Arts (AA) or Sciences (AS), as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT), Certificates of Achievement, and Industry Certification Prep course sets in a number of academic majors. 

    Visit our Degrees and Certificates page for a comprehensive overview of all academic majors offered at our Colleges. 

    If you are not sure what academic major to pursue we also offer a personalized academic program finder which matches your interest to potential majors.

  • West Hills College is making it possible for students to register in advance for classes for an entire year! Students are able to register for all three semesters of the academic year at once. This will allow students to plan and guarantee their class schedule for a full academic year.

    Learn more about Reg365

    View Course Schedule

  • To search and register for classes at one of our colleges you must first apply for college admission. See the information below for additional information on how to apply. Once you receive student user name and password you may visit our myWestHills student portal where you can search and register for classes. 

    myWestHills Student Portal

    Please see our college admission pages by selecting a college you would like to attend below. Students may register and take classes at either college. However, they must register for a home college which offers the degree or program they seek. Firebaugh, North District Center, is an extension of West Hills College Coalinga

    West Hills College Coalinga

    West Hills College Lemoore

  • You can view the course schedule at

    View Course Schedule


  • Class registration becomes available in April/May each year and allows registrations for the following Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters

    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 a 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. Here is the information for all locations: 

    • West Hills College Lemoore: 559-925-3000 

    • West Hills College Coalinga: 559-934-2000

    • West Hills College Coalinga, North District Center 559-934-2977


    Variation: When can I register for next semester?

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