New Student Information

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You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."

- Charles Buxton, Writer


Frequently Asked Questions

Most students new to online courses (distance learning) have lots of questions when they are first getting started. Click the link above to see the answers to some of the most common questions asked by new online students.

Is Online Learning For You?

Before you sign up for an online course, WLAC recommends that you take this self-assessment questionnaire to help you decide if online learning is something that you will enjoy and benefit from.

Online Student Orientation

(Note: You must have already completed an Application for Admission and received your student ID number from the Admissions Office.)

News and Events
News from around the WEST campus.

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History 12: Political and Social History of the United States II

Did you know that History 11 is NOT a prerequisite for History 12?

History 12 is UC and CSU transferable.

Enroll now! Sections 8269 and 8233 start 10/26/15 and spots are available.

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Economics 2: Principles of Economics II / Did you know that Economics 1 is NOT a prerequisite for Economics 2?

Economics 2 transfers to UC and CSU and is required for both Business Administration and Economics Associate Degrees for Transfer.

Enroll now! Sections 8248/8019 start 10/26/15.

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Register Now / Want to be prepared for your online courses?

Register for Education 230 - Online Student Success Lab - Section 8211 and Section 7715. This 1 unit 3-week course teaches the basics of the online learning environment and how to succeed in an online class. Register now...

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All Things Digital / The DDS and the Distance Learning Program have teamed up to launch a new blog, West LA Digital. Check us out and learn about all things digital from West LA College. Don’t forget to follow us. Learn more…

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WESTWeek / The latest news and event information from West LA College!
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Study Abroad / Have a tremendous travel experience while learning or improving in Spanish. Spend a session in picturesque Valpariso, Chile or
Salamanca, Spain. Learn more…

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WLAC Online Degree for International Students / Students abroad can now earn a U.S. degree online. Applications are now being accepted.
Learn more…