Student Checklist

PRIOR TO YOUR 1st SEMESTER AT WEST HILLS COLLEGE LEMOORE (WHCL)

  • Visit the Financial Aid Office to find out about financial assistance and possible college funding sources
  • See a Counselor/Advisor and complete an Abbreviated Student Educational Plan
  • Enroll in English and math classes (review the chart on page 10 for transferable English and Math courses)

 

1st SEMESTER AT WHCL

  • Confirm your major
  • Research careers to understand trends in your field of study and know what to expect
  • Complete a Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  • Attend college transfer fair and transfer related workshops (see calendar on page 22)

 

2nd SEMESTER AT WHCL

  • Decide on your top 3 transfer institutions
  • Meet with Transfer Counselor or 4-year college representative to understand university admission requirements
  • Take advantage of free 4-year university campus tours provided by West Hills College Lemoore
  • Check for changes in your future University’s admissions and/or program requirements
  • Research scholarship and financial aid opportunities and attend related workshops
  • Update FAFSA every year at the beginning of October to ensure your financial aid for the following year

 

THE YEAR BEFORE YOU TRANSFER/ 3rd SEMESTER AT WHCL

  • Check for updated forms regarding General Education (GE) and major requirements every year
  • Meet with your counselor/advisor and four-year college representative to verify that you are on track to transfer
  • Attend application workshop and apply for admissions (see pages 14-18 for application filing period)
  • Decide on housing options for your institution. Many universities have deadlines for dorm housing.

 

4th SEMESTER AT WHCL

  • Check your new institutions email account and student portal on a daily basis for any updates  
  • CSU ONLY - Send first set of official transcripts when/if requested by your University
  • UC ONLY - In January, complete the Work in Progress form at universityofCalifornia.edu
  • CSU ONLY- Apply for Orientation fee deferment
  • Submit UC Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) – Don’t forget to apply for fee waiver if applicable
  • Attend transfer day at your four-year university (usually in spring semester)