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Online Degree
Earn an Associate Degree online without ever leaving your home state.
 
West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College. Our tuition is much more affordable than that of other online degree programs and West has been praised for the quality of its outstanding program. West course credits transfer to major universities throughout  the United Stated including UCLA, UC Berkeley, the California State Universities, USC, Stanford, and New York University.
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Why West?

 
West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College. Our tuition is much more affordable than that of other online degree programs and West has been praised for the quality of its outstanding program by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  West course credits transfer to major universities throughout the United Stated including UCLA, UC Berkeley, the California State Universities, USC, Stanford, and New York University. Why West
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Real Location. Real Relationships

West Los Angeles College Campus Unlike some online degree programs, the West program is connected to an actual physical location. Since 1969, West has served residents from greater Los Angeles, around the United States and international students. We are part of a 9-campus community college system founded nearly 90 years ago. And, West is part of the greater California public higher education system which includes the UC campuses (UCLA, UC Berkley, UC Irvine…) and the 23 California State Universities. This relationship makes it easier for our students to transfer their course credits to these and other distinguished universities.
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University Partners

 
After completing the Associate degree, West students may advance or “transfer” to major universities where they enter as 3rd-year students (“Juniors”). At the university, the student can complete the second half of the requirements needed to earn a Bachelor’s degree. West is part of the California public higher education system which includes the University of California campuses (UCLA, UC Berkley, UC Irvine…) and the 23 California State Universities. Our tie to these distinguished universities makes it easier for our students to transfer. And, West has relationships with prominent private universities which offer online Bachelor’s degree programs. West students receive special admissions consideration at these universities. University Partners
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Complete Online Services

 
Online Services
West’s program provides online services and resources to support your online studies including:
 
  • Student Help Desk
  • Application, Enroll in Classes, Payment of Fees
  • Writing Lab, Tutorial Services and Academic Counseling
  • Access to the library e-book collection and periodical databases
  • Textbook purchasing
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Simple Application Process

 

A student may complete the application online. The application is free. Applications are accepted all year for the coming Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term. The following students may apply:

  • Anyone who is 18 years old or older
    Students who have earned a high school diploma
  • Students under 18, who are currently in high school should visit www.wlac.edu/high-school for more information.
     
NOTE: Neither California residency nor US Citizenship are required to apply.
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