Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Disclosures
An undergraduate student applying for admission into West Coast University must:
- Submit a completed application for admission;
- Participate in a qualitative admissions interview arranged by a University admissions advisor;
- Submit documentation of high school graduation or its equivalent;
Please Note: Foreign high school diplomas or their equivalent must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for review.
- Meet any program specific entrance requirements;
- Complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age);
Program Specific Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate Programs
In addition to the Admissions Requirements, please see the Undergraduate program descriptions section of this catalog for additional information.
West Coast University is authorized under federal law to enroll non immigrant students in its undergraduate programs. Programs which include courses which are offered in a blended instructional delivery format are not approved for the enrollment of international students.
International students must meet the same admissions requirements for the program as all other prospective students. To be considered for admission, prospective international students must be eligible to apply for a student visa (F-1) or must be resident in the United States in a temporary residency status that does not require a change of status in order to attend university.
Prior to admission an international prospective student must:
- Be officially enrolled or accepted by the University.
- Provide evidence of financial support.
- Provide proof of English proficiency. English proficiency can be established by providing documentation of one of the following:
- Graduation from an American/International high school program where the curriculum is given in English.
- Graduation from a high school in the United States as an exchange student.
- Graduation from a high school in a country where English is the official language.
- A passing score on the entrance exam required for admission to the program.
- Have an I-20 form for attendance at the school. The I-20 form shall not be issued until all the preceding requirements have been met. International students who are in the United States and already have a student visa will be processed as a transfer in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
- Other individuals already in the United States under a temporary status, which requires a change of status, must file an I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status) and pay the required fee to the United States Bureau of Customs and Immigration Services prior to admission.
Prospective international students must provide the institution with a copy of student visa or approved Change of Status Form and I-94 entry/departure form. No international student shall start classes prior to providing these documents. Approval of a change of status may take 60 to 120 days.
International students may only be enrolled on a full-time residence basis. An international student may take no more than one online class per semester. Once an international student has enrolled, all changes in enrollment status, address, or program of study must be reported to the campus Registrar on an on-going basis and for each academic term.
Students on non-immigrant visas are also required to provide proof of health insurance coverage at the time of enrollment and to maintain an adequate level of health insurance coverage as a condition of continued enrollment.