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Many students have greater success and a more enjoyable experience in college when they are part of a program with familiar faces and structure. The following programs offer students the opportunity to progress within a cohort of students, tailored courses and committed faculty & staff.


ACT

Academic Support with an Emphasis on the Success of African Americans and Others

WLAC Transfer Honors Program receive priority admissions consideration to selected prestigious four–year institutions including UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, Pomona, Occidental, Chapman and Pepperdine and others. Participants can expect an enriched and vigorous academic program, interaction with West faculty and mentors, workshops and field trips. To be accepted into the program after high school graduation, you must be eligible for English 101 and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Current West Student must have completed 12 transferable college units with a 3.2 GPA or better & be eligible for English 101…read more


LEARN / Black Scholars

Academic Support with an Emphasis on the Success of African Americans and Others 

The Black Scholars program is under the umbrella of Project LEARN. Project LEARN (Leading & Energizing African American Students to Research and Knowledge) is a community of faculty mentors, student mentors and support staff who are committed especially to the academic success of African American students as well as other students. Through LEARN, students are able to have priority tutoring and mentoring services, workshops on life and skill development areas, use of laptops, cohort learning communities and field trips to colleges in California. For more information (310) 287-4562 or visit B5 – 102 or www.WLAC.edu/LEARN.


Pathways

A Partnership between WLAC and  Cal State Dominguez Hills University

This program is designed for West students majoring in Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Administration, or Digital Media Arts, who plan to complete a 4-year degree program at CSUDH. To apply, West students need to have at least a 2.75 G.P.A. and taken (or be eligible to take) English 101 and Math 125 (or its equivalent).


Puente

Academic Support with an Emphasis on the Success of Latinos and Others 

Puente (Bridge) is a learning community that embraces the Latino cultural experience and provides academic and support services including: Financial Aid & Scholarhsip Assistance; Mentoring & Career Counseling; Group & Individual Tutoring; English Composition; and Personal Development Classes (Learn how to develop and reach goals, utilize college resources, and identify potential career paths). To participate, call 310-287-4254.


STEM Scholars

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

The Science Division STEM Scholar program designed to help low-income students, and others who are underrepresented in science fields, prepare to pursue careers in science. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and provides up to $2,700 per semester to students so that they may attend college full-time. Scholars engage with each other and faculty from the different disciplines through thematic class labs, outside of class experimental and research investigations, exposure…read more.