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Welcome Spring 2015 International Students

Spring 2015 International Student Calendar [PDF]

Did You Hear the News about Dependents with F-2 Visas? They can Study at Golden West College!

The U.S. Department of State recently announced a big change in the U.S. visa regulations for F-2 visa holders (dependent spouses and children of F-1 students). As of May 29, 2015, spouses and children of F-1 students in the U.S. with valid F-2 visas may enroll in college courses for credit as long as their enrollment is less than 12 units each Fall and Spring semester. An F-2 visa holder interested in enrolling at Golden West College will have to meet the general admission requirements and follow the application procedures of the college. F-2 dependent applicants will need to either have graduated high school or be over 18 years old and apply for admission using the district website F-2 visa holders who are in high school and wish to attend the college should inquire with their high school counselor about how to apply as a high school student.

Are you an F-2 visa holder? Please contact the Enrollment Center (714-895-8306) with questions about enrolling at Golden West.

What are International Students saying about Golden West College?

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Summer 2015 Application Deadlines:

Out-of-country Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
In-country Transfer Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
*pending course availability

Fall 2015 Application Deadlines:

Out-of-country Application Deadline: July 13, 2015
In-country Transfer Application Deadline: August 10, 2015
*pending course availability

We are committed to international student success at GWC. The International Student Program (ISP) takes pride in offering quality, individualized services to you—our international guests. Our friendly, student-centered support and expertise is available to you throughout your studies. Take advantage of our specialized academic counseling, expert visa/practical training guidance, on-going personalized advising, homestay services and special student activities to make your college experience in the U.S. as rewarding as possible. Golden West College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Mission Statement

In support of GWC's educational philosophy and mission, the International Student Program (ISP) provides comprehensive outreach, programming, and support services to all new and continuing international students. The ISP is committed to maintaining core professional competencies as set forth by the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA: AIE) to deliver quality programs and services; to ensure institutional compliance; and to foster cross-cultural engagement and understanding.