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You have “Oceans of Opportunity” at Golden West College. www.goldenwestcollege.edu. HIGH SCHOOL VS GWC. GWC Set your own schedule 8-16 weeks to complete classes Offer online, night, and morning classes You will have classmates of all age groups. HIGH SCHOOL

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HIGH SCHOOL

VS

GWC

GWC

Set your own schedule

8-16 weeks to complete classes

Offer online, night, and morning classes

You will have classmates of all age groups

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Guidance Tech /Counselor schedules your classes

  • 1 year to complete classes

  • Standard time frame of classes: 8-3pm

  • Your classmates are usually around your age


I want to attend a 4-year University,

why should I start

at GWC?

If you can answer “NO” to any of the following questions, consider GWC as your 1st second choice!

  • Have you been accepted to your chosen University or college?

  • Have you decided on a Major?

  • Can you afford tuition?


Question #1

If you said “NO” to Question #1:

Consider GWC as the first 2 years of your 4-year Bachelors Degree!

A good GPA from a Community College is much better than any high school rank or ACT score when being considered at a University!

GWC offers Transfer Guarantee programs to insure admission into your first choice school!


Question #2

If you said “NO” to Question #2 (deciding a Major):

GWC offers many exploratory courses where you can discover your interests……..at a fraction of the cost!

Counseling 103 and College 100 courses are geared to help students develop their interests and learn the tools to succeed as a college student!

Our Counselors will create an Education Plan, based off of YOUR goals!


Question #3

If you answered “NO” to Question #3 (Tuition):

Spend two years at GWC and save thousands of $$$!

*2009/10 Undergraduate fees for California Residents:

Golden West College………...…$780

California State University…...$4,827

University of California……….$9,285

*Source: Community College League of California 2010


Earn a degree
EARN A DEGREE

  • Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

    There are over 50 Majors or Areas of Emphasis to choose from.

  • Career & Technical Education (CTE) Certificate

    GWC offers 23 Certificates of Achievement and 8 Certificates of Specialization.



Transfer options
TRANSFER OPTIONS

Certificate of Achievement for CSU

for transfer to a California State University campus.

Certificate of Achievement for IGETC for transfer to a four year University, but unsure whether to go to either CSU or UC.


Enrollment in california
ENROLLMENT IN CALIFORNIA

55% of CSU and 28% of UC graduates began at a community college!

CCC: 2,620,000 Students

CSU: 331,563 Students

UC: 159,066 Students


STATE FACTS

According to the Community College League of California’s Fast Facts:

$1.6 Million is the average lifetime earnings of a graduate with an associate’s degree. $400,000 MORE than a high school graduate.


ADMISSION

STEPS

1. Apply for Admission

- online or in the Admissions and Records Office

2. Complete Assessment tests- Math/English

3. Make a Counseling Appointment

4. Visit Financial Aid Office


S o a r student orientation assessment advisement registration
S.O.A.R(Student-Orientation-Assessment/Advisement Registration)

Priority registration

Testing on H.S. campus

No S.A.T. requirements

Placement in Math & English courses

Orientations/Advisement


Counseling
COUNSELING

Counselors will help you with your educational and/or transfer plans

Provide Career Counseling

UC Guarantee Program


COST

Community College System: 109

  • Eligibility:

    -HS Diploma (Graduate) OR

    -GED/HS Equivalency OR

    -18 yrs or older

  • Enrollment: $26 per unit (approx. $312-625/yr)

  • AB540


Financial aid
FINANCIAL AID

  • Grants = FREE MONEY!

  • Scholarships- in 2010, GWC gave out 177 individual scholarships totaling $196,350. Since 1986 over $3.5 million has been awarded.

  • Student Loans

  • Fee Waiver(BOG): determined by Financial Aid

    -Based on income

    -Enrollment costs & Health fees are waived

    Apply Now @ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov


Student support services
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Counseling Services

  • Career and Employment Services

  • Student Learning Services

    Library, Student Success Center, Computer Center, Reading/Writing Center, Accessibility Center for Education (ACE), Tutorial and Learning Center, Math labs

  • Campus Support Services

    Child Development Center, Outreach Office, Student Health Center


Special student services
SPECIALSTUDENT SERVICES

Financial Aid- Federal, State and Local funding.

Veteran Services- approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

Re-Entry/Cal Works- services and funding for disadvantaged parent(s) returning to school.

EOP/S- State funding to serve educational and financially disadvantaged students.

C.A.R.E-funding and services for single parents.


Athletics
ATHLETICS

Since 1966, GWC Rustlers have captured 74 State Championships-more than any other California Community College!

MENS SPORTS WOMENS SPORTSCOED SPORTS

BASEBALL SOCCER CROSS COUNTRY

FOOTBALL SOFTBALL TRACK

SOCCER SWIMMING

SWIMMING VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL WATER POLO

WATER POLO


DID YOU KNOW?

GWC Music Students, Faculty and alumni have won dozens of Grammy Awards!

GWC English Professor Dr. Paul Tayyarr is a nominee of this year’s Pulitzer Prize!

25 GWC alumni have played professional football and 19 alumni have played or are currently in the Major Leagues!

For more success stories:

goldenwestcollege.edu/newsroom


FIND YOUR

“OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY”

AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE!

CONTACT US AT:

714-895-8144

OR

VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

goldenwestcollege.edu


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