Academic Catalogs

Admissions Information

Admissions Eligibility

Anyone 18 years of age or older and who can profit from instruction qualifies for admission. If under age 18, the student will qualify for admission if one of the following has been satisfied:

  1. Graduated from high school
  2. Hold Certificate of Proficiency or a G.E.D. from the State of California
  3. Enrollment in 9th through 12th grade and recommendation for advanced academic or vocational college level study

In accordance with California Education Code Sections 76001 or 76001.5, 9th through 12th grade students may be eligible to enroll in courses at Golden West College for advanced-level study in instructional or vocational areas not available at their school. The school and the college will determine who may enroll based on their judgment of the applicant’s ability to profit from instruction. The college has the right and responsibility to restrict enrollment for reasons of health and safety, appropriateness of the course, preparedness of the student, college policy, state law and space availability. Note: In accordance with SB338, enrollment in physical education courses have been restricted or excluded.


New and returning students who have been absent for two or more primary semesters must submit a new application. Students may submit an application online at: Check the college website for application filing periods. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early in the application filing period in order to have time to complete all the requirements to be eligible for a priority registration appointment. Refer to the college website for more information regarding priority registration.

Admissions Status

New/Returning students will receive information via email on how to log in to their MyCoastPortal, the college’s student/faculty web portal once Admissions & Records processes the application. The email will also include the student ID number as well as any steps the student will need to take in order to secure the best possible registration appointment.

Noncredit Program Admission

The College's goal is to make registering for the Adult Education and Noncredit courses as convenient as possible. Registration for classes is conducted online via the web by logging into the student portal account. The Noncredit Application for admission is available online at

Questions regarding admission procedures can be addressed during regular business hours by calling (714) 684-1809. Students may also visit the Adult Education and Noncredit Office to speak to bilingual staff (Spanish, Vietnamese) at the Business Building, Room 109.