Who May Apply?
Anyone who is 18 years old or older
Students who have earned a high school diploma
Students under 18, who have not earned a high school diploma (see special instructions) link to high school page
NOTE: Neither California residency nor US Citizenship are required to apply.
How To Apply & Enroll in Classes
STEP 1: Complete Online Application From Any Computer/Mobile Device
High School Graduates & Persons 18 years and older
If you are not currently enrolled in WLAC, or have not registered for classes for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring), complete an online Enrollment Application. This can be done from any computer or mobile device with internet access or from a campus computer.
PAPER APPLICATION: If you opt to submit a paper application form, return it to one of the service windows in the Admissions Office (SSB 2nd Floor). You will then receive an appointment to register for classes. Be sure to bring a photo ID.
STEP 2: Complete the West ExpressWay
(Assessment, Orientation, Initial Academic Counseling)
West ExpressWay, run through the Student Success & Support Program (formerly Matriculation), now coordinates these important steps that get you moving towards your goal:
Learn more about: Assessment Test & Orientation
STEP 3: Apply for Financial Aid
Your may be eligible for fee waivers, grants and other financial aid to cover college expenses. To receive the best aid package, file your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) between the beginning of January and March...learn more
STEP 4: Receive a Registration Appointment
When you submit you enrollment application, you will receive a student ID number and email address. Your Registration Appointment will be emailed to you. This is the first day you may register for classes. You may register any time after your registration date until the first day of classes. It is recommended that you register as early as many classes fill quickly.
STEP 5: Register for Classes
Register for classes online from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You may also use computers in the Admissions Center, the Computer Lab in HLRC/Library, or elsewhere on campus.
PRE-REQUISITES across all subjects are being ENFORCED ...learn more
STEP 6: Pay Fees
You may pay your fees with a credit card when you register online. You may also pay with cash, check, debit or credit card at the Business Office on the second floor of the Student Serivces Building (SSB). FEES ARE DUE WHEN YOU REGISTER.
This is the best time to get your Student ID, Parking Pass, and Books. It is also the right time to sign-up for any special programs, including EOP&S, TRiO or the Transfer Honors Program. Also, visit the University Transfer Center - SSB 3rd Floor.
Can't Enroll in the Class You Want?
If the class you want is full, try these options:
Check the searchable online class schedule for other sections that have not reached the maximum seat level. Additional sections do get added after the published schedule goes to print.
Go to the class you want. If spaces have become available, the instructor can give you an ADD PERMIT.