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Study In The U.S. (F1 Visa Students)

Fall 2020 Updates 

In response to COVID-19, all classes have been converted to an online learning platform. Classes may be conducted in a synchronous or asynchronous format. Review the class schedule or contact the class instructor for more information.

New F1 Students

We are accepting students that are in the U.S. and would like to transfer an active I-20 to West. Unfortunately, we currently cannot accept students outside of the U.S. that would like a new, Initial I-20.

Continuing F1 Students

As an active F1 student, you must continue to maintain full-time status and be enrolled in 12 units in order for your SEVIS record to remain active. SEVP is temporarily allowing F1 students to count all of their online classes toward a full course of study, even if they are outside of the United States.

Active F1 students who are outside of the U.S. may re-enter the country. Please review guidance from the CDC, CBP, and DOS for specific port-of-entry screening processes, as well as any travel restrictions.

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International F1 Visa Live Chat

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
 

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Phone: (310) 287-7283
Email: studentvisa@wlac.edu


Welcome to the International F1 Student Admissions Page

Learn about our programs of study, cost of attendance, admissions requirements, and more...


Full-Time Applicants

If you would like to Transfer an Active I-20 to West, please follow the application steps below.

 

Application Steps:

  1. Complete the International Student Application

  2. Submit Required Documents (click links below) to studentvisa@wlac.edu.

All students must submit:

Transfer students must also submit:

  • Copy of Visa

  • Copy of I-94

Students under 18 must also complete:

3. Pay Application Fee (mycollege.laccd.edu)


Part-Time Applicants 

If you have an Active I-20 at another college/university and would like to enroll in less than 12 units at West, please follow the application steps below.

 

Application Steps:

  1. Complete the International Student Application

  2. Submit Required Documents (see below) to studentvisa@wlac.edu.

    • Permission letter from the college/university that holds your I-20

    • Passport

  3. Pay Application Fee (mycollege.laccd.edu)


*Documents for full-time and part-time applications must be submitted in PDF format. Emails must include your Full Name, Date of Birth, and LACCD ID # (if available)*

Full-time and part-time applications are reviewed within 5 business days. You will be notified via email immediately following the review of your application materials.


Accreditation

The college is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJ) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). All courses at West are taught by faculty, typically with a Masters Degree or Doctorate from notable universities around the country.