Enrollment Information

Enrollment Services

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm |
Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm | Closed Weekends and Holidays
Phone: (714) 892-7711

Academic Calendar
View the GWC Campus Calendar of Events
Academic Calendars for  2017 – 2018

Intersession 2017

January 3 – First Day of Instruction
January 16
– Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)
January 27 – Last Day of Intersession


Spring Semester 2017

January 9 – Early Start (Special Programs) Classes Begin
January 29 – Residency Determination Date
January 30 – Regular Classes Begin (16 and 8-Week Classes)
February 17
– Lincoln’s Day (Campus Closed)
February 20 – Washington’s Day (Campus Closed)
March 27 – April 2 – Spring Recess (Campus Closed)
April 1 – Filing Deadline for Spring Graduation
April 3 – Second Eight-Week Classes Begin
May 2 – Scholarships and Awards Night
May 25 – Commencement
May 28 – Last Day of Spring Semester
May 29 – Memorial Day (Campus Closed)


Summer Session 2017

June 12 – First Day of Summer Session
June 26 – 2nd Session Begins
July 4 – Independence Day (Campus Closed)
August 18 – Last day of summer session


Fall Semester 2017

August 28 – First day of Fall semester
October 23 – 2nd 8-week classes begin
November 10 – Holiday (Campus Closed)
November 23-26 – Holiday (Campus Closed)
December 16 – Last day of semester


Winter Intersession 2018

January 2 – Intersession begins
January 26 – Intersession ends


Spring Semester 2018

January 29 – Spring Semester begins
February 16-19 – Holiday (Campus Closed)
March 26 – April 1 – Spring Break
April 2 – 2nd 8-week classes begin
May 27 Spring semester ends


All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Deadlines for refunds, fee cancellations, registration, and withdrawals are different for each course.

For specific course deadlines, please refer to one of the following:

Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (Available via MyGWC)

Academic Calendar – Available online at www.goldenwestcollege.edu/admissions/academic_calendar.html

If a holiday falls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet. If a holiday falls on Monday, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet. Final examinations are held during regular class meeting times during the last week of the semester.

Short term classes (any course other than 16wk which would include Winter Intersession Courses and Summer Courses)

  • 10% of the course – Last day to drop for a refund
  • 20% of the course – Last day to drop and not receive a “W”
  • 75% of the course – Last day to drop a course and receive a “W”

Students must officially withdraw from classes either online or in person by the specific deadline for each class. Refer to the Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill on the Student tab of the MyGWC portal page as drop dates may vary from class to class. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes and to verify all withdrawals by printing the Student Class Program.

For all sessions

  • If a holiday falls on Friday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • Final exams are held during regular class meeting time during the last week of the semester.
Class Cancellation

College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon sufficient enrollment to economically warrant them. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and financial considerations. When classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, every attempt will be made to help students adjust their academic schedules.


ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

Coastline Community College – Orange Coast College – Golden West College
16 – Week Calendar

Fall 2016

First Day of Instruction – Monday, August 29, 2016
Labor Day (holiday) – Monday, September 5, 2016
Second Eight Week Classes Begin – Monday, October 24, 2016
Veteran’s Day (holiday) – Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving (holidays) – Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Sunday, November 27, 2016
Last Day of the Semester – Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fall 2016 Faculty Duty Days – 87
Total Fall 2016 Instructional Days – 106

Winter Break – Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Intersession 2017

First Day of Instruction – Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) – Monday, January 16, 2017
Winter Intersession Ends – Friday, January 27, 2017

Spring 2017

First Day of Instruction – Monday, January 30, 2017
Lincoln’s Day (holiday) – Friday, February 17, 2017
Washington’s Day (holiday) – Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring Recess (holidays) – Monday, March 27, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
Second Eight Week Classes Begin – Monday, April 3, 2017
Last Day of Semester – Sunday, May 28,  2017
Memorial Day (holiday) – Monday, May 29, 2017

Spring 2017 Faculty Duty Days – 88
Total Spring 2017 Instructional Days – 108

Total Faculty Duty Days – 175
Total Instructional Days – 214


ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

Coastline Community College – Orange Coast College – Golden West College
Special Programs and Services
18 – Week Calendar

Fall 2016

First Day of Instruction – Monday, August 29, 2016
Labor Day (holiday) – Monday, September 5, 2016
Veteran’s Day (holiday) – Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving (holidays) – Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Sunday, November 27, 2016

Winter Break – Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017

Classes Resume – Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Last Day of the Semester – Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fall 2016 Faculty Duty Days – 87
Total Fall 2016 Instructional Days – 102

Spring 2017

First Day of Instruction – Tuesday, January I 7, 2017
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) – Monday, January 16, 2017
Lincoln’s Day (holiday) – Friday, February 17, 2017
Washington’s Day (holiday) – Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring Recess (holidays) – Monday, March 27, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017

Classes Resume – Monday, April 3, 2017
Last Day of Semester – Friday, May 26, 2017
Memorial Day (holiday) – Monday, May 29, 2017

Spring 2017 Faculty Duty Days – 88
Total Spring 2017 Instructional Days – 103

Total Faculty Duty Days – 175
Total Instructional Days – 205

Academic Year
Academic Year

The academic year is divided into four sessions: fall semester, extending from August through December; Intersession, the month of January; spring semester, from February through May; and summer session, from approximately June through mid-August.

Courses offered during these sessions are similar in scope and maintain equivalent standards. Students may enroll concurrently at Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College, in both day and evening classes. A separate application is required at each campus. Coordination of programs by these sister institutions provides a broad range of complementary offerings.

Days, Evenings, and Weekends: Classes are taught from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. Many classes qualifying for the Associate in Arts degree and some Certificates of Achievement may be earned during evening and weekend hours as well as during the day.

Intersession: A 4-week session that focuses on transfer courses.

Summer Session: Comprehensive programs are offered at Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College, days, evenings, and weekends. Summer session affords new and continuing students opportunity to:

  • Explore areas of special interest independent of their normal two-semester program.
  • Accelerate their degree programs through a full year of study
Admission Cycle

Golden West College begins the admission cycle for the fall semester and summer session on the preceding April 1, and for the spring semester the preceding October 1. All questions regarding admission procedures will be handled by the Enrollment Center located in the Administration Building.

Open Enrollment Policy

It is the policy of the Coast Community College District that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course section or class, the attendance of which is to be reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college(s) and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to Section 58106 of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code.

Contact

We are here to help. The Enrollment Center is located in the Administration Building.

Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8 am to 12 noon
Closed Weekends and Holidays

15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-3103

Phone: (714) 895-8306