Required Steps to Enrollment

Spring 2023 Semester

Welcome to Golden West College! We are so excited to have you join our campus community. 
Here are important steps for a successful start at GWC. Please read each steps carefully and complete all of the steps.

Questions? Contact the ISP Office: | 714-895-8146

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
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2. Your I-20 and F-1 Visa

✔ Students Outside of the U.S. and Applying for F-1 Visa
✔ Students Already in the U.S. with F-1 Visa and I-20 from Another Institution


✔ IMPORTANT DATES: Entering the U.S.
  • You may enter the U.S. with your I-20 and F‐1 visa as early as, but not before, December 18, 2022.
  • Arrive as early as possible before your Program Start Date of January 17, 2023.
  • Most students choose to fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Learn more about LAX at:
✔ COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions
✔ Finding Housing

4. Mandatory Check-In

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

5. Get Ready For Classes

✔ Purchase Mandatory Health Insurance
✔ See An Academic Counselor
✔ Register for Classes
✔ Pay for Your Classes

6. Attend Mandatory Orientation: January 25, 2023 (Wed)

✔ Live Orientation Session
✔ Pre-Orientation Canvas Course