Academic Catalogs

Admissions and Registration

The academic year is divided into four sessions: fall semester, extending from August through December; Intersession, if available, 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 as well as online classes. Coordination of programs by these sister institutions provides a broad range of complementary offerings. On-campus classes are taught anywhere from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some Saturday classes may be offered on a limited basis.

Admission Application

Application for admission is available online at goldenwestcollege.edu. Questions regarding admission procedures will be handled by staff in the Answer Center, the Call Center, as well as staff in Admissions & Records, all located in the Student Services Center.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Under this Act, students attending an institution of higher learning become an adult when it comes to their educational records at that institution. It is the policy of the Coast Community College District, in accordance with FERPA, to not release/discuss a student’s records without the signed release from the student authorizing the release of that information to anyone except the student.