Admissions Application Information

Welcome to the Golden West College Application Page


Term Dates:

Spring 2023
January 30 - May 27, 2023

Summer 2023
June 12, 2023 - August 18, 2023

Fall 2023
August 25, 2023 - December 16, 2023

Golden West College is accepting applications for the following semesters

Spring 2023

Summer/Fall 2023

What Type of Student are You?

First-Time College Student

You are a first time college student if this is your first time attending any college.

Concurrent Enrollment Student

Concurrent enrollment is for students who wish to attend Golden West College while being in grades 9-12. Concurrent enrollment students must submit an approved Special Part-time High School Release Form for 9th-12th Grade Students before registering for classes.

Dual Enrollment Student

Dual enrollment is for Huntington Beach Union High School District students. Dual enrollment students must Dual enrollment students must submit an approved Dual Enrollment Release Form for 9th-12th Grade Students before registering for classes.

Transfer Student

You are a transfer student if you have attended another college, but have never attended Golden West College.

Returning Student

If you attended Golden West College in the past, but did not attend the previous semester, you are required to reapply in order to reactivate your academic record.

International Student

You are an international student if you are from a foreign country and currently have, or will apply for, F-1 student visa status. If you plan to enroll full-time at GWC, visit the International Student Program page for application instructions. Are you currently enrolled at another school and thinking to take classes part-time at GWC? Click here for instructions on how to enroll part-time.

Nursing Student

Please note that an additional application is required for this program. Please visit the School of Nursing website to obtain detailed information.

Application Confirmation

After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email immediately (sent to the email address you provided on your application.) A welcome email from the college will arrive approximately 1 2 business days later. The welcome email will provide your student ID number, MyGWC login information, and instructions on what your next steps are.

Important email information

Please make sure that the email address you provide is correct so that you receive confirmation of your application and instructions as to what you need to do to complete the admissions process.

Some Internet Service Providers filter mail from Golden West College and the Coast Community College District, so please check your spam/trash folder if you don't receive an email response within 3-5 business days from the date of submission. You can avoid this by adding and to your approved senders list. This is especially important if you use providers such as Yahoo, Gmail, Roadrunner, AOL, Earthlink or Hotmail and/or you use spam filters.

Thank you for making Golden West College your college of choice for your higher education. If you have any applications questions, please call Jorge Quiroz Moreno at 714-892-7711 x58906 or email at We hope you find your experience at Golden West rewarding, accommodating and student-friendly!

Virtual Advisor