Better known as Surf City, Huntington Beach is
• Sunny and warm Southern California climate
• Safe and welcoming neighborhood
• Excellent dining, shopping and entertainment options
• Local attractions including: Disneyland, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
• 35 miles (56 km) to Hollywood and Los Angeles, and 95 miles (150 km) to San Diego
• Culturally diverse and vibrant community
made its mark with state championships in
men’s water polo, swimming, and soccer.
Since 1966, GWC has captured more state
championships than any other California
through the many intercultural activities
held at GWC throughout the year. Popular
events include the annual Holi Festival,
Día de los Muertos, and Lunar New Year
Celebration to name a few!
Clubs & Activities:
invites students to join over 30 campus
clubs or become a leader in student
government. Many international students
belong to the International Club - an
excellent place to plan events and
Get involved, connect
with friends, and enjoy
Arts & Theatre:
role in the community by presenting workshops, master
classes, and world-class performances!
GWC Student ID Card:
• Free admission to home athletic games
• Free public transportation
• Discounts to local attractions and theme parks
• Access to the GWC library
• Access to the Student Health Center
support services including
a full service international
student center, assessment
testing, academic and career
counseling, scholarship office,
learning resource center, and
Specialized Academic Counseling for International Students:
helps students clarify academic goals,
explore career options, select courses,
and create educational plans.
International Student Support:
Knowledgeable staff assist students
throughout the application and F-1
guidance on maintaining visa status,
navigating the U.S. higher education
system, and making the most of their
time in Southern California.
Insurance- Our trained staff is
available to assist.
Learning Resource Center:
students who wish to improve their
writing and reading skills, including
Whatever your goals,
we’ll help you get there!
University Transfer Preparation
coursework, enter a top university as a third-
year student, and finish the last two years to
earn a bachelor’s degree.
Associate in Arts or Science Degree (AA/AS)
• Prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, or
• Prepare for immediate employment Requirements for the associate’s
degree include a minimum of 60 units
of coursework in general education and
specific courses in the major field of
coursework in a particular academic or
education at a community college and finish at a four-year
college or university. By transferring the first 2 years of
community college credits, students can graduate with
a bachelor’s degree at a much lower cost.
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
students to transfer to four-year universities. By starting here you can save
up to $91,000 in tuition for your bachelor’s degree.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
for 2 years: $33,000
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
for 2 years: $90,000
PRIVATE & OUT OF STATE SCHOOLS
Colleges (CCC). By participating in a TAG program, eligible students can ensure
admission to a specific UC campus!
universities including UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, and CSULB.
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|Spring Semester||December 15||January 15|
|Summer Session||April 15||June 1|
• Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5, or equivalent
• Proof of Funds
• No SAT, ACT, AP courses or minimum GPA required!
• Applications are accepted year-round with quick admission decisions!
Linh & Oanh Huynh, Vietnam
was that students have the opportunity to join in some
amazing events where we could learn, play, and make
new friends. Also, in the U.S. students can choose
their own classes, and schedule actively. So we could
manage our own time and study more effectively.”
Chi Phan, Vietnam
campus gives us tons of opportunities to explore
ourselves. Start on that opportunity now by being
an International Student Club Member. Don't wait,
go for it!”
Shahood Mohammad, Pakistan
Why? Well because not once did I ever feel I was away
from home. It’s all because of the environment provided
by GWC and especially ISP. GWC proved to be my
home away from home, and ISP proved to be my family
away from home. I’m always going to be thankful for the
hospitality provided by GWC staff especially ISP staff.