STUDY IN THE U.S. - F1 Visa Students





West Los Angeles College has been serving American and international students for more than 40 years. West is part of a 9-campus college system founded nearly 80 years ago.

West Los Angeles College is home to over 150 F-1 Visa students from over 40 countries. Students choose West Los Angeles College because of the 40+ Associate Degree programs.


West is also the starting place for university transfer to any of the 9 UC’s, 23 Cal State’s, and prestigious private schools like USC, LMU, and Pepperdine. 


Click on the link below to learn more about the International Student Application Process


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) 

F-1 VISA - Enrollment Process (Admitted)

How To Register In Classes






We are currently not accepting applications for Fall 2014. Our Spring 2015 application will be available beginning September 1, 2014. 


Recent Publications & Resources:


--- ISP Support Newsletter (Feb. 2014)

--- ISP Support Resource Guide (SP14)



F-1 Approved Programs 







West awards Associate Degrees and Job Skill Certificates. For many, West serves as an affordable gateway to prominent universities including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, California State University Northridge, California State University Los Angeles, USC, Stanford, and many other California and U.S. universities.


West students meet with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan. The Student Education Plan charts the path to transfer to a four-year university, to an Associate's Degree, or to a career certificate. 


UC Graduation Path: Completion of year 1 & 2 requirements at West, transfer at complete year 3 & 4 requirements at any of the 9 UC's. 


CSU Graduation Path: Completion of year 1 & 2 requirements at West, transfer to complete year 3 & 4 requirements at any of the 23 CSU's. 


Private University GraduationTransfer to private/independent colleges within and beyond California in a little as 1 year. 


Associates Degree Path: Completion of 60 units, typically in 2 years. Math/English classes required. 


Career Certificate Path: Completion in as little as 1 semester. 


All courses at West are taught by faculty, typically with a Masters Degree or Doctorate from notable universities around the country.


The college is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJ) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) .