Community College Courses
Community College Application Process
WHO MAY APPLY
- Anyone who is 18 years old or older Students who have earned a high school diploma
- Students under 18, who have not earned a high school diploma (see special instructions) link to high school page
NOTE: Neither California residency nor US Citizenship are required to apply.
HOW TO APPLY & ENROLL IN CLASSES
STEP 1: Complete Online Application from Any Computer/Mobile Device
High School Graduates & Persons 18 years and older
If you are not currently enrolled in WLAC, or have not registered for classes for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring), complete an online Enrollment Application. This can be done from any computer or mobile device with internet access or from a campus computer.
Santa Monica College: http://www.smc.edu/EnrollmentDevelopment/Admissions/Pages/default.aspx
West LA college: http://www.wlac.edu/admissions/index.aspx
Glendale College: http://www.glendale.cc.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1861
Pasadena City College: https://pasadena.edu/admissions-and-aid/admissions-and-records/index.php
STEP 2: Follow the email or portal instruction to complete the following: (complete by late April for priority enrollment)
Assessment- English and Math Assessment to determine class placement
Orientation- Maybe online or in person
Initial Academic Counseling- Check with counseling office for appointment or walk in status.
STEP 3: Apply for Financial Aid (Check out LA Promise for eligibility for one year of free tuition)
You may be eligible for fee waivers, grants and other financial aid to cover college expenses. To receive the best aid package, file your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by March 2nd
STEP 4: Receive a Registration Appointment
When you submit you enrollment application, you will receive a student ID number and email address. Your Registration Appointment will be emailed to you. This is the first day you may register for classes. You may register any time after your registration date until the first day of classes. It is recommended that you register as early as many classes fill quickly.
STEP 5: Register for Traditional, Hybrid & Online Classes
Register for classes online from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You may also use computers in the Admissions Center, the Computer Lab in HLRC/Library, or elsewhere on campus.
PRE-REQUISITES across all subjects are being ENFORCED
STEP 6: Pay Fees
You may pay your fees with a credit card when you register online. You may also pay with cash, check, debit or credit card at the Business Office on the second floor of the Student Serivces Building (SSB). FEES ARE DUE WHEN YOU REGISTER.
This is the best time to get your Student ID, Parking Pass, and Books. It is also the right time to sign-up for any special programs, including EOP&S, TRiO or the Transfer Honors Program. Also, visit the University Transfer Center
CAN'T ENROLL IN THE CLASS YOU WANT?
If the class you want is full, try these options:
Option #1 - Look for an alternative open class
Check the online class schedule for other sections that have not reached the maximum seat level. Additional sections do get added after the published schedule goes to print.
Option #2 - Try to "Add" ("Crash") the class
- TRADITIONAL CLASSES:Go to the class you want. If spaces have become available, the instructor can give you an "Add Permit".
- ONLINE CLASSES:You must email the instructor to request permission to "Add"