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For Freshmen, Young Adults & High School Students


West offers great programs for traditional freshmen, young adults and current high school students. Check out the descriptions below. For more information or help getting started at the college and selecting the right path and programs, visit the WELCOME CENTER in the Student Services Building (SSB) 4th Floor. Or, stop by the Learning Center in the Library (HLRC), 1st Floor.

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$0 Tuition Promise Program

First-time freshmen of any age and income who enroll full-time can have FREE TUITION for up to 2 years as part of WEST's PROMISE PROGRAM.  Additionally, students earn priority registration and a support voucher for transportation, bookstore supplies, or dining at the Cafe West. 

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College Readiness Academy

Successfully launch into college with our 2-week academy: Explore in-demand careers and compatible academic majors; Start the Financial Aid process  (FAFSA/ Cal Grant or DREAM Application); Meeting with a counselor to create your Student Ed Plan; Learn to use the Student Portal & Canvas; Go on a Campus Tour; Get your student ID card; Meet future classmates and instructors.

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WLAC - LMU Business Scholars

The WLAC-LMU Business Scholars Program is partnership and pathway between West Los Angeles College (WLAC) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and for students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A). Students can sign-up for this program as high school seniors or early in their freshman year at West. Benefits include guaranteed admission to LMU, access to LMU events, activities, services and advisors.

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