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  • Don’t worry, going to college is not as daunting as you may think. To get started, please review our Admissions page which includes a step by step process on how to apply to one of our colleges and how to seek financial assistance.

    After applying, you will be asked to complete an online student orientation to help you get familiar with our colleges and all the services available to you to help you succeed. 

    Should you run into any issues or have any questions feel free to contact us at any time. 

    How to apply, a step-by-step view of the admissions process

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  • Please see our college admission pages for full details on how to apply to one of our colleges. 

    Apply for Admissions

     

    Variation: How do I start the admissions/registration process?

  • No. If you are 18 or over, you do not need a high school diploma for admission to West Hills College. 

    Apply for Admissions

    If you are under age 18 or still in high school, you will need a special admission form which must be submitted (in person) to Student Services.

    View more information on Dual Enrollment - Special Admission

  • Don’t worry. Going to college is not as daunting as you may think.  To get started, please review our Admissions page which includes a step by step process on how to apply to one of our colleges and how to seek financial assistance.  

    After applying, you will be asked to complete an online student orientation to help you get familiar with our colleges and all the services available to you to help you succeed.   

    Should you run into any issues or have any questions feel free to contact us at any time.  

    How to apply, a step-by-step view of the admissions process

    Ask an Advisor

    Contact Us

  • Everyone who would like to attend one of our Colleges must complete an admissions application. 

    How to apply, a step-by-step view of the admissions process and application

    After applying to one of our colleges you will be asked to have your official transcripts sent to us from any previous colleges or universities you have attended.

    For more information, please see “I completed classes at another college. How do I receive credit for these courses at West Hills?

  • A campus tour is a great way to learn more about our college and we look forward to your visit.

    West Hills College Coalinga offers campus tours on an appointment-only basis. Please call (559) 934-2000 to request a tour.

    We currently offer a variety of campus tours at West Hills College Lemoore.  Visit our Lemoore campus tour page to Schedule a campus tour at West Hills College Lemoore

    Schedule Campus Tour

    View Lemoore Campus Map

    View Coalinga Campus Map

     

  • Campus tours can be scheduled for West Hills College Lemoore using our online campus tour request form.  West Hills College Coalinga offers campus tours on an appointment-only basis. Please call (559) 934-2000 to request a tour of West Hills College Coalinga.

    Schedule Campus Tour

    View Lemoore Campus Map

    View Coalinga Campus Map

  • After you complete the admissions application, you will receive a confirmation email from CCCApply letting you know you have submitted your application successfully.  Within an hour you should receive a second email confirmation with your student ID number and additional student login information including your username and password. 

  • If you applied for admission but have not yet received a student ID please contact Student Services using the information below.  

    West Hills College Lemoore Student Services: (559) 925-3317

    West Hills College Coalinga Student Services: (559) 934-2300

  • West Hills Colleges do not offer paper applications.

    Please apply online:

    West Hills College Coalinga

    West Hills College Lemoore

  • Yes, participation in an online orientation is a requirement.

    West Hills College Lemoore Orientation

    West Hills College Coalinga Orientation

  • Meet with a counselor.

    West Hills College Lemoore: Contact the Eagle Help Desk at (559) 925-3317 to make an appointment.

    West Hills College Coalinga: Please contact the appointment desk at Coalinga, 559-934-2300 or Firebaugh, 559-934-2980. 

  • You don’t have to! Due to Assembly Bill 705, students will receive a placement using high school records instead of our old assessment tests.

     

  • WHC Coalinga | WHC Lemoore | Firebaugh Center

    West Hills Community College District

     

    Admissions Applications


    WHC Coalinga | Firebaugh Center

    WHC Lemoore

     

    If you already have already applied for another community college, click on Sign In.  Skip to Creating Account below

    If you have not applied to another college, click on Create an Account

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    Creating Account


    Creating My Account

    • Enter cell phone number
    • Or used personal email (example: Gmail, yahoo mail or iCloud)

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    Verify Your Account

    • Enter 6-digit number sent to your cellphone or personal email
    • Click verify email/phone number

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    Begin Creating My Account

    • Fill out the information required
    • Click Terms of Use
    • Answer homeless question
    • Enter your address
    • Enter your legal name
      • If you have two last names in your social security card, please write them down
    • Date of birth

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    Create a password (Please Write Password Down)
    Then Click on Create Account

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    New College Application


     

    • Click Start a New Application

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    Profile

    • Choose the term you want to attend.
    • From the list, select the educational goal that most closely represents why you are attending college.
    • Choose your major. If you aren’t sure, pick the program you are most interested in. You can always change it with a counselor later.

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    • Enter your Social Security Number or decline to provide at this time

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    • Enter Current Mailing Address
      • Select my mailing address is the same as Open CCC
      • If you receive mail elsewhere, you can also enter your mailing address.

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    Education

    • Enter College Enrollment Status
      Select your enrollment status from the options listed. If you aren’t sure, pick the one closest to your situation.

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    • Enter High School Education
      Look up your high school by entering the first 3-4 letters and then select your school from the list

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    • Enter High School Transcript Information
      • Enter your current GPA
      • Last level of English you completed
      • Last level of Math you completed

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    Citizenship/Military

    • Enter your Citizenship & Immigration Status
      • If you are not a permanent resident or citizen:

        • Born outside the United States

        • No Permanent Resident Card and not Naturalized

        • DACA, DREAMER, Undocumented:

          • Select No Documents

        • Visa holder:

          • Select your Visa type from the   list and then enter the dates it is valid

    • Select the applicable military status if you or a guardian are enlisted, or choose None apply to me

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    Residency

    • Enter your California Residence
    • Enter any Out-of-State Activities
      • Only check the boxes if you have lived outside of California and you or your parent/guardian have engaged in one of the listed activities

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    • Special Residency Categories
      Please read the questions carefully and answer accordingly

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    Needs and Interest

    • Please read each carefully and answer accordingly
      • Main Language
      • Financial Assistance 
      • Athletic Interest
      • Program & Services

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    Demographics

    • Please read each carefully and answer accordingly
      • Gender/Transgender
      • Parent/Guardian Educational Levels
      • Race/Ethnicity

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    Submission

    Review Your Responses, acknowledgements and Submit Application

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    Request for Consent to Release Information

    • Select I Consent

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    • Check the two boxes and Submit Application
    • Save your CCC Apply ID for future reference

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    Key Information & Next Steps


    • OpenCCC Apply Confirmation Email
      You should receive a confirmation email in the email account you entered when you created your OpenCCC Apply account above. Email usually arrives within 20-30 minutes of applying. If you don't see it, check your Spam or Social folder.
    • West Hills Account Email
      You will receive an additional email message from WHC Coalinga or WHC Lemoore with your one time log in link and username. If you don't receive this email, contact the Admissions Office for assistance in setting up your West Hills account. 
    • Continue Admissions & Enrollment Process for your College

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