WEST LANGUAGE ACADEMY
How to ApplyApplications are accepted throughout the year for the West Language Academy. The application process for the West Language Academy is easy if you follow these instructions.
1. Complete the West Language Academy Application form.
You must complete the Confidential Financial Statement. You must attach proof that you have $8,200 USD available for fees and living expenses for four months.
Complete the Confidential Financial Statement and provide original bank statements so that we may verify these funds are available. Other original documentation may be required. Your funds may be from an applicant, a sponsor, or from both. Your funds may also be from a government scholarship, but not from corporate or business accounts.
2. Also include with your West Language Academy Application form:
3. Read, sign, and mail or hand-deliver your original West Language Academy Application Form and other attachments with the $75 nonrefundable application fee to West Los Angeles College. We cannot accept applications submitted online or by email or FAX. Original forms, documents, and signatures are required.
4. After you submit your completed application packet, we will review it and contact you within two weeks. Note: an admissions decision may be delayed if your application packet is incomplete. We will notify you by email usually within one week if you are missing documents or if other requirements have not been met. Upon approval for admission to the West Language Academy and payment of tuition for at least one session, you will receive an I-20. It will then be your responsibility to take your I-20 to apply for a student visa. If your F-1 visa request is denied, then you may defer your start date and reapply for a visa or request a refund for any prepaid tuition.
Click here for information about the international students website at www.wlac.edu/international/f1visa
When to Arrive in the U.S.
We encourage newly admitted students to arrive at West L.A. College about 30 days prior to the beginning of your first class session. This allows time for you to find housing. You should also plan to check-in with the International Student Services and Westside Extension offices before your class begins. Note that you are not permitted to arrive more than 30 days prior to the program start date on the I-20 form.