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Admissions & Records Information


 Who May Apply

  • Anyone who is 18 years old or older
  • Students who have earned a high school diploma
  • Students under 18, who have not earned a high school diploma (see special instructions) link to high school page

NOTE: Neither California residency nor US Citizenship are required to apply


Special Groups

HOW TO APPLY - Written Instructions

Apply iconSTEP 1: Complete Online Application From Any Computer/Mobile Device

or a WLAC Admissions Computer | Online Application


High School Graduates & Persons 18 years and older

If you are not currently enrolled in WLAC, or have not registered for classes for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring), complete an online Enrollment Application. This can be done from any computer or mobile device with internet access or from a campus computer. Expect to receive a Welcome Letter that includes a student ID number. You will need the ID number to proceed to Step #2.


Graduating High School Students

If you have taken WLAC courses within the past year, you must complete a High School Graduation Update Form and submit a copy of your high school diploma or transcripts to the Admissions Office.


Assessment Orientation and Counseling iconSTEP 2: Complete the New Student Orientation

(formerly called "ExpressWay")


Log into your SIS Account and review your TO DO CHECKLIST to access the New Student Orientation. It presents important information for students and helps satisfy a requirement to earn Priority Registration. Welcome Center staff are available to assist you.

  • Orientation
  • Match to Appropriate Campus Services
  • Financial Aid Processing
  • Initial Counseling, Education Plan & Assistance Selecting Classes


Financial Aid iconSTEP 3:  Apply for Financial Aid

Your may be eligible for fee waivers, grants and other financial aid to cover college expenses. To receive the best aid package, file your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) between the beginning of January and March ...learn more


Appointment iconSTEP 4:  Receive a Registration Appointment

When you submit your enrollment application, you will receive a student ID number and email address. You will need to sign on to the online Student Information System portal (SIS) to access your Registration Appointment. This is the first day you may register for classes. You may register any time after your registration date until the first day of classes. It is recommended that you register as early as many classes fill quickly.


Register iconSTEP 5:  Register for Traditional, Hybrid & Online Classes

Register for classes online from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You may also use computers in the Admissions Center, the Computer Lab in HLRC/Library, or elsewhere on campus.  

PRE-REQUISITES across all subjects are being ENFORCED ...learn more about prerequisite enforcement


Pay Fees iconSTEP 6:  Pay Fees

You may pay your fees with a credit card when you register online. You may also pay with cash, check, debit or credit card at the Business Office on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SSB). FEES ARE DUE WHEN YOU REGISTER.



Additional Steps iconThis is the best time to get your Student ID, Parking Pass, and Books. It is also the right time to sign-up for any special programs, including EOP&S, TRIO or the Transfer Honors Program. Also, visit the University Transfer Center - SSB 3rd Floor.