Required Steps to Enrollment

Spring 2024 Semester

Welcome to Golden West College! Here are important steps for a successful start at GWC. Please read each steps carefully and complete all of the steps.

Not yet admitted to GWC? Visit the Future Student page to get started on your application.

1. Activate Your MyGWC Account

MyGWC Log In Information
Recommended: Microsoft Authenticator or Google Authenticator App
I cannot log into MyGWC, what should I do?

2. Your I-20 and Visa

Initial Students: I am currently outside the U.S. and do not have a valid F-1 visa
✔ Receive & sign your I-20
✔ Pay your SEVIS I-901 Fee
✔ Apply for Your F-1 Visa
✔ Canadian or Bermudan Citizens
Transfer Students: I already have an F-1 visa and an I-20 from another school in the U.S.
✔ Transfer your SEVIS record
✔ Traveling outside the U.S. before semester start

3. Purchase Health Insurance

✔ Steps to Purchase the Health Insurance
✔ Is the health insurance mandatory?

4. Meet with Academic Counselor & Register for Classes

✔ Book an Appointment An Academic Counselor
✔ Register for Classes
✔ Pay for Your Classes

5. Entering the U.S.

✔ IMPORTANT DATES: Entering the U.S.
✔ Special Dates for Cosmetology Students
✔ Finding Housing

5. Mandatory Check-In

✔ Submit Online Check-In Form
✔ Required Documents for Check-In

7. Attend Mandatory Orientation

✔ Mandatory Orientation (on-campus): January 24, 2024 (Wed)
✔ Pre-Orientation Canvas Course
✔ Is attendance at the orientation required?
Contact the ISP Office: | 714-895-8146