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Free College Classes for High School Students

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West LA College provides two programs that give students the opportunty to earn college credit while still in high school tuition free. Our goal is to ensure a smoother transition from high school to college for all students by providing them with greater exposure to higher education.

1. The Concurrent Enrollment Program allows high school students to enroll in college classes offered by West online or on West's campus.

2. The Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students to enroll in college classes offered by West on their high school campusThis option is only available at select schools. Contact your high school counselor for more information.


How to Participate in Concurrent Enrollment

Step 1: Apply to West Los Angeles College

  • How to Apply

  • Note: You will receive an email with your LACCD ID# within 2-5 business days. If you do not receive this email, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wlac.edu or through live chat.

Step 2: Email the completed K-12 Form and a Photo ID to admissions@wlac.edu using your LACCD email or the personal email address listed on your student portal.

  • How to Complete the K-12 Form

  • Note: You will need your LACCD ID# to complete this form and it must be signed by you (the student), a parent/guardian, and a K-12 official (e.g. high school counselor or principal).

* Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Admissions Office will not be providing in-person services at this time. Electronic signatures and emailed submissions will be accepted until further notice. Please allow 5-10 business days for processing. Incomplete forms or forms with errors will not be processed.*

Step 3: Enroll in classes through your student portal

Step 4: Attend the class!

  • All WLAC Online/Hybrid classes will be taught using the Canvas course management system. Please be aware that you may not be able to access your courses until the official start date of the term. Instructors need to publish their courses in order for you to see and have access to them.

  • If this is your first time taking an online class, please check out the following resource pages Course Login Info, For Students, Canvas Guides. We also recommend enrolling in BSICSKL 105CE - Student Success in Online & Hybrid Classes.

 

Need Support?

Contact the Learning Resource Center

Email: wlac-collcareerprep@laccd.edu | Phone: (310) 287-4404

Live Chat | M-Th 9:00am - 6:45pm & F 9:00am - 5:15pm

or call the following student helplines:

  • Student Portal Support: (844) 695-2223, Monday - Friday 8am-6pm
  • Canvas Support: (844) 303-5595, Available 24/7 

Recommended Classes for High School Students

Summer 2020 - Registration opens May 18! Classes start June 15 (1st session) and July 6 (2nd session)

 

Get a head start on your UC or CSU general education requirements with these credit classes:

  • ART 101: Survey Art History I (3 units) | UC/CSU

  • CH DEV 001: Child Growth & Development (3 units) | UC/CSU

  • COMM 101: Public Speaking (3 units) | CSU Only

  • PSYCH 001: General Psychology I (3 units) | UC/CSU

... and many more! Click here for a full-list of over 50 recommended sections.

 

Strengthen your skills in English, Math, and Science with these noncredit prep classes:

  • BSICSKL 002CE: Developing English Composition Skills | LEC #13717 | LAB #13718

  • ACAD PR 17CE: Geometry Prep | LAB #15297

  • BSICSKL 093CE: Biology Fundamentals Review | LEC #15202

... and more! Click here for a full-list of noncredit academic prep classes.

 

Explore careers in Business, Computer Science, and Health with these noncredit intro classes:

  • VOC ED 416CE: Intro to Business Careers | LEC #14958

  • VOC ED 281CE: Exploring Computer Science Info Tech Careers | LEC #14942

  • VOC ED 400CE: Intro to Medical Terminology | LEC#14952

... and more! Click here for a full-list of noncredit career exploration classes.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much will this cost?

Tuition is FREE! High school students concurrently enrolled in a public school district are exempt from enrollment fees charged for all terms, including summer (LACCD Board Rule 8100.03). Enrollment fees are waived for students taking 11 units or less during the Fall and Spring semesters or 5 units or less during the Summer term.

Students are still responsible for purchasing textbooks and other school materials. The college may also charge an $11 health fee (certain categories of students are exempt) and, where applicable, a $2 student representation fee (LACCD Administrative Regulation E-87).

Can I get high school credit?

Students shall receive college credit for course work completed. The student must make arrangements for receiving high school credit with their respective high school (LACCD Administrative Regulation E-87).

Can a parent/guardian access their child's transcripts?

Parents or guardians will not have access to a student's records (including grades and transcripts) without the student's written consent (LACCD Administrative Regulation E-87).

Why do I have a HOLD on my account?

Class registration for high school students is limited to those classes requested on the K-12 form. A new K-12 form is required every term and class registration is not permitted until this form is received and processed.

The hold on your account lets us know you are a current high school student. It will not be removed until you graduate high school and submit a High School Graduation Update Form. 

This hold will not affect ordering transcripts. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wlac.edu or through live chat for support.

Can the K-12 form I submit to West be used for other LACCD colleges?

No. Although West is part of the LA Community College District, each school within the District has it's own policies and procedures. K-12 forms submitted to West will only allow enrollment for classes at West. If you would also like to enroll at another LACCD college, please reach out to that college's Admissions Office for more information on their process for concurrent enrollment.

My K-12 form was processed, but I still can't enroll because my class has a pre-requisite. How do I clear a pre-requisite?

Pre-requisites can be cleared through one of the following processes:

  • Pre-requisite Challenge Petition: Complete this petition if you believe you have the appropriate documented knowledge, experience, or ability to succeed in the WLAC course you wish to enroll in and for which a pre-requisite is specified. Email the completed petition and supporting documentation (i.e. transcripts, personal statement, etc.) to the department chairperson. Emails for department chairpersons can be found here.
  • Pre-requisite Clearance Form: Complete this form if you believe a course or assessment taken at another college or university meets the pre-requisite for a WLAC course you wish to enroll in. Email the completed form to appeals@wlac.edu.

I don't have a printer. How do I sign and submit the K-12 form?

Many of our students, parents, and counselors are using the "freehand" tool in PDF escape to digitally sign their K-12 form. It's free and easy to use. Check out the quick 1 minute tutorial video here.

What's the difference between credit and noncredit?

In general, credit courses are designed for students who are interested in earning college units towards a degree, certificate, or to transfer. Students who take credit courses receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) at the end of the semester.

Noncredit courses are classes offered through our College and Career Preparation division. They are intended for students who want to aquire or strengthen skills to succeed academically, enter the workforce, or advance on the job. Students who take noncredit courses do not receive a letter grade. Noncredit classes are graded Pass or No Pass, which does not affect a student's GPA.

What's the difference between a synchronous and an asynchronous online class?

Nearly all classes have been converted to an online learning platform in response to COVID-19. Synchronous classes are conducted remotely with REQUIRED virtual scheduled meetings. Asynchronous classes are conducted remotely with NO required virtual scheduled meetings. Some classes will be both synchronous and asynchronous with SOME REQUIRED virtual scheduled meetings. Please review class notes for details or contact the instructor for more information on how their class will be conducted.