STUDY IN THE U.S. - F1 Visa Students


West Los Angeles College (West) has served American and international students for more than 40 years and is part of a 9-campus college system founded over 80 years ago.

We are home to 200+ F-1 visa students from over 40 countries. Students choose West because of the 40+ Associate (A.A., A.S.) degree programs and our university transfer program to any of the 9 UC’s, 23 CSU's, and prestigious private schools across the country.
UC/CSU Graduation Path: Completion of year 1 & 2 requirements at West, transfer and complete year 3 & 4 requirements at any of the 9 UC's and CSU's to earn your degree (B.A., B.S.) at prominant universities like UCLA, Berkeley, Cal Poly Pomona, and UC Santa Barbara.
Private University: Transfer to private/independent colleges within and beyond California in as little as 1 year. Transfer and earn your degree at schools like USC, LMU, Pepperdine, Stanford, etc.
Associates Degree Path: Completion of 60 units, typically in 2 years. 
All courses at West are taught by faculty, typically with a doctorate, masters degree, or professional certifications. 
West is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJ) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)