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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

 

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

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).

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). However, students are still responsible for purchasing textbooks and other school materials.

The college may charge an $11 health fee (certain categories of students are exempt) and, where applicable, a $2 student representation fee (LACCD Administrative Regulation E-87).

How many classes can a student take?

High school students may enroll in up to, and including 11 units per semester (LACCD Board Rule 8100.01)

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

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.