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Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

15744 Goldenwest St

Huntington Beach, CA 92647-3103

www.goldenwestcollege.edu

Admission Office

15744 Golden West Street, Box 2748

Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2748

(714) 895-8306

Fax : (714) 895-8960

Contact : Jennifer Ortberg

Director, Admissions & Records

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4339

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 11,983

Average financial aid package : $4,775.00

In-State Tuition : $1,452.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,732.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 30

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 35.0%
Business/Marketing : 17.0%
Health Professions : 9.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Security and Protective Services : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A C
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Commerce, General A C
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry A C
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A C
Office Management and Supervision A C
Real Estate A C
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General A C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia A C
Journalism A C

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Communications Technology/Technician A C
Graphic Communications, General A C
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician C
Recording Arts Technology/Technician C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Graphics C
Computer Science C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A

Education
Education, General A
Elementary Education and Teaching A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians A C
Computer Software Technology/Technician A C
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician A
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Solar Energy Technology/Technician C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A
Rhetoric and Composition A

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General A
French Language and Literature A
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation A C
Spanish Language and Literature A
Vietnamese Language and Literature A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

History
History, General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician A C
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician A

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies A
Natural Resources/Conservation, General C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General A C

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry, General A
Geology/Earth Science, General A

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A C
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics, General A
Political Science and Government, General A
Social Sciences, General A
Sociology A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Commercial and Advertising Art A C
Dance, General A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Fine/Studio Arts, General A
Music Performance, General A C
Music Theory and Composition A C
Music, General A
Photography A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

1546 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : Outdoor amphitheater, California native garden

Geographic Location : 40 miles from Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 11,983

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,785

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 22

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 26.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 36.0%

White : 28.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Western Sun

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Rustlers

Sport Member : NJCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

SAT or ACT scores can be used for counseling and placement in lieu of institutional placement exams.

A note from the college

Any student at least 18 years of age eligible for admission. Limited admission to police academy and nursing program. Nursing applicants accepted on basis of prerequisite courses completed and GPA.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students may earn credit for College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement (AP) Tests with scores of 3, 4, or 5. AP credit can be used to meet IGETC, CSU/GE and A.A. general education (GE) and/or major requirements. [Local/Non-transfer Degree Exceptions to the minimum AP score are the Physics G120 and Physics G125 courses (AP Physics 1 and 2) which require a score of 5 for GWC unit and subject credit. Also, students who score 5 in Calculus BC can earn 10 units and subject credit for Math 180 + 185].

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTG107

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ARTG109

All

Art History

3

6

ART G105 + G106

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL G100

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MATH G180

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MATH G180

All

5

10

MATH G180 + G185

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

5

MATH G180

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM G130

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

5

CHIN G185

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PSCI G185

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CSCI G153

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL G100

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL G100 + G110

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

HIST G180 + G185

All

French Language and Culture

3

5

FREN G185

All

German Language and Culture

3

5

GRMN G180

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

5

ITAL G180

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

5

JAPN G180

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON G175

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON G170

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS G115

All

Physics 1

5

4

PHYS G120

All

Physics 2

5

4

PHYS G125

All

Physics B

3

4

PHYS G110 +G111

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS G125

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS G120

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC G100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

5

SPAN G185

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH G160

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

6

HIST G170 + G175

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST G161 + G162

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

--

American Literature

50

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

--

Biology

50

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

--

Chemistry

50

--

College Algebra

50

--

English Literature

50

--

French I

50

--

French II

50

--

German I

50

--

German II

50

--

History of United States I

50

--

History of United States II

50

--

Human Growth and Development

50

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

--

Introductory Psychology

50

--

Introductory Sociology

50

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

--

Principles of Management

50

--

Principles of Marketing

50

--

Principles of Microeconomics

50

--

Spanish I

50

--

Spanish II

50

--

Western Civilization I

50

--

Western Civilization II

50

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Average 1st year financial aid package : $4,775.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $4,631.00

Avg need-based loan : $6,068.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Adrienne Burton

Financial aid office phone : (714) 892-7711

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $322.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,452.00

$1,452.00

$1,452.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,732.00

$9,732.00

$9,732.00

Room only:

--

$12,492.00

$4,968.00

Books and supplies:

$1,791.00

$1,791.00

$1,791.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$2,916.00

$3,177.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,242.00

$1,107.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,243.00

$19,893.00

$12,495.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,523.00

$28,173.00

$20,775.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,732.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,492.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $322.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser