Summer I Term 2015 Addendum

Publishing Date:  May 20, 2015


Make-Up Policy

Effective May 20, 2015 and thereafter.

Occasionally, due to holidays or unforeseen reasons, students may be required to make-up class hours that have been missed due to campus closures.  Any courses that are required to be made-up may be done so at the direction of the appropriate dean and may be made up throughout the term or during the week 10 break week.  The delivery method of the make-up hours will be dictated by the appropriate dean/chair based upon University, state, and/or accreditation requirements. Any student who will miss courses due to these circumstances should speak to their program dean/chair for clarification on make-up work obligations.

Master of Health Administration-Program Learning Outcomes

Explanation:  The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program’s learning outcome has been modified. 

Program Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the culturally diverse healthcare environment.

WCU Nursing Partner Grant

WCU Clinical Partner Grant has been renamed WCU Nursing Partner Grant, effective May 1, 2015.

WCU Nursing Partner Grant (formerly known as WCU Clinical Partner Grant)

WCU has established a Nursing Partner grant in order to promote online higher education to the employees of WCU’s Nursing Partners.  Grant amounts vary but will not exceed 20% of tuition and required fee charges each term.  To be eligible for the Nursing Partner Grant, a candidate must meet all of WCU’s admissions requirements, be admitted to the university, complete the Nursing Partner attestation and allow for verification of eligibility. Verification of eligibility may require the student to submit documentation of proof of employment by the Nursing Partner.  Please contact the WCU Financial Aid department for additional information.  The WCU Nursing Partner Grant may not be combined with any other WCU scholarships or grants.

Financial Assistance

Effective May 1, 2015, the Financial Assistance Section has been updated, specifically with detailed information regarding Verification Deadlines. 

West Coast University offers students several options for payment of tuition. All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance if unable to meet educational costs on their own. WCU participates in several types of Title IV programs, many of which are based on financial need. Title IV programs that the University participates in includes: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, Federal Work Study, and the William D. Ford Direct Loan programs (subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS).

Government guaranteed loans are an important part of financing educational expenses. West Coast University provides students with information and counseling to assist them in managing their loans effectively. Confidential loan counseling is available upon request.

Students seeking financial assistance must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The campus Financial Aid Officer uses this information to determine students' eligibility  for federal aid programs and assists them in deciding what resources are best suited to their circumstances. Students must meet all eligibility requirements to qualify for Federal Student Aid. Renewal of financial aid is not automatic. Recipients are required to reapply each year by the announced deadline.

Federal and state grants and loans will be disbursed in student accounts to cover direct educational costs. Disbursements in excess of direct costs will be refunded to the student (or parent, in the case of a parent PLUS loan), or in some cases refunded back to the respective loan sources.

Students who obtain a loan to pay for their educational program will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan, plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If a student withdraws, a refund calculation will be completed and a refund of non-federal aid funds may be provided.

Verification Deadlines:  If selected for verification, the WCU Financial Aid Department may request additional documentation to support the student’s request for financial assistance, including, for example, official IRS Tax Transcripts, signed verification worksheets, proof of identity, etc. The student must submit all requested information in order to receive the estimated financial aid awards.  Students are expected to submit all verification materials within 14 days of the request.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, but failure to submit verification materials within 45 days of the request may result in the loss of institutional scholarships, campus-based aid and federal loans for that term.  Pell grant eligibility will be forfeited if requested verification documents are not received by September 30th of the trailing year of the aid year, or within 120 days of the last day of enrollment, whichever comes first.

Center for Graduate Studies

California Edition 2014-2015 Cover Page

Explanation:  The cover page in the web-based catalog has been modified to include updated information regarding the West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies.

Facilities Description

Explanation:  The Los Angeles Learning Site is now a branch campus, West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies. 

West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies
(Branch Campus)
590 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies is located off the 101 freeway  in the heart of Los Angeles.  This facility has a total of 97,000 sq. ft. that consists of 9 Classrooms, 9 student computer areas, 4 physical therapy labs, a physical therapy skills clinic, 3 occupational therapy labs, 3 pharmacy labs, 2 student commons rooms, 22 student meeting rooms, and a library equipped with computer stations and private meeting areas.

Programs by Campus Location

The following programs are no longer offered at West Coast University, effective May 20, 2015: 

  • Nursing, MSN Nurse Educator Track
  • Nusing, MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Track
  • Nursing, MSN Strategic Innovation Management Track

The following programs graduate-level programs are offered at the West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies:

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)


Occupational Therapy Courses - Grading

Effective May 21, 2015, the OCC 552 and OCC 562 courses are graded on a pass/no pass grading scale.  Please see the course descriptions section and the course syllabi for additional information.