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October 18, 2021

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VACCINATION & TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Things to Know

DEADLINE EXTENDED Students have until 5 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 to provide proof of vaccination or submit an exemption, and complete a baseline test.

Do not delay!  This grace period provides adequate time to:

  • create and complete your Cleared4 account
  • upload your proof of CDC or WHO-compliant vaccination
  • provide all other required information
  • schedule your initial onboarding COVID-19 test.

...read more

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SUSTAINABILITY MONTH - Climate Change Studies Degree  

As Hispanic History Month comes to an end, we recognize Sustainability Month in Higher Education and LGBTQ History Months, also in October. 

Did you know that West is the only community college in the U.S. to offer an Associate Degree in Climate Change Studies? In fact, it was recently featured on PBS ...see video

Our most recent program graduate is Alan Cooper. Alan Cooper is the second student to earn an Associate degree in #WestLAColelge ‘s new Climate Change Studies Program and will complete his Bachelor’s degree at Humboldt State University. Alan says his ultimate goal is to work for Cal Fire. “I am interested in a career in Forestry (i.e. restoration or fire technology). I want to give back to my community by protecting nature and having a net positive impact”...read more

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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH - New LGBTQ Studies Degree

October is LGBTQ Month and an opportune time to highlight one of West’s newest Associate Degrees for Transfer -  Social Justice: LGBTQ Studies Degree (AA-T).
The degree takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identities and their interactions with culture, art, literature, politics, history, oppression, and other minority statuses in the United States and across cultures. | West also offers: 
ANTHRO 120: Anthropology Of LGBTQ Identities; ANTHRO 130: Introduction To Queer Studies; and
ENGLISH 245: Queer Literature.
Read more about the degree program and courses 
 
Find helpful resources through the WLAC LGBTQ Center

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FINANCIAL AID NEWS 

It's FAFSA Time!

You can now submit your 2022 - 2023 financial aid application - the FAFSA. Find helpful resources and videos on our Financial Aid page.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

UP TO $1,200 - OSHER SCHOLARSHIP for community college students of any major. Application due November 6, 2021. Visit the Financial Aid site for more info.

LAPTOP SCHOLARSHIPS are still being awarded. Log into the SIS Portal (mycollege.laccd.edu) and click the “SCHOLARSHIPS” tile.

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TRANSFER FAIR - Sign Up

Talk online with reps from over 50 universities on TUES, OCT 26 starting at 11:00am. Sign-up now to receive the Zoom Links

 

INTERESTED IN UCLA or USC?

UCLA STEM - Take advantage of these workshops that will prep you for the Fall '22 UC Application & Personal Insight Questions. The application will be dissected section by section.

3:00pm on Oct. 22 & 29, Nov. 5, 12 & 19 

USC TRANSFER AMBASSADORS are holding drop-in hours each Monday from 12:30 - 2:30pm. Preregistration is recommended. ApplyTo.USC.edu/Portal/TAP_WLAC

 

UC, CSU and Common Applications

 

UC & CAL STATE APPLICAITON WORKSHOPS 

Cal State University (CSU) Application Workshops

ZOOM ID: 793 467 9826

  • OCT 18......10:00 - 11:30 am
  • OCT 26........3:00   - 4:30 pm

University of California (UC) Application Workshops
ZOOM ID: 793 467 9826

  • NOV 4..........12:00  -  1:30 pm
  • NOV 12........10:00 - 11:30 am

...see more Transfer Center events

CAREER CENTER NEWS

Students are invited to Career Center information sessions to learn how to apply for part-time and full-time positions as well as internships.  

WED, OCT 20 at 11am: Inglewood Police Department at https://bit.ly/3mdF4Wk

WED, OCT 20 at 1pm: Inspira Behavioral & Advocacy Specialists. Register at https://bit.ly/39az3ng

 

PROGRAM INFO SESSIONS

Dental Hygiene, RDHAP - Info & Meeting Links
Dental Hygiene: Nov 13

Biotech Technician: Thur, Dec 2 at 2:30pm ZOOM Link

"Free Stuff"

FREE STUFF!  

  • Free Flu Shots available at LA County Library in October and November including at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library on Wed, Oct 20 from 12:00 – 3:00pm…more details.
     
  • Free Metro & MTA Rides: K-12 and community college students in Los Angeles can take unlimited Metro bus and train rides for free under a new pilot program.
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GET HELP...

NEW! - EXTENDED HOURS on VIRTUAL FRIDAYS
Admissions, Financial Aid & the Business Office now serving you virtually on Fridays from 9am – 4pm. 
In-person services are not available on Friday...View Hours
 
GENERAL QUESTIONS:
Welcome Center in SSB 420
Email  WLAC-Success@laccd.edu or phone (310) 287-7251
 
PASSWORD RESET: Email WLAC-TechSupport@LACCD.edu
 
LIVE CHAT:  LiveChat with Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling and the Business Office