We know transitioning from high school to college can feel like a rollercoaster. Fears about grades, new friends, living on your own, and figuring out your future can seem pretty daunting. But guess what? West Hills College Coalinga (WHCC) has your back! Let's break down how WHCC can help address some of those worries!
Feel Right at Home Academically
WHCC values the student experience and strives to make the academic transition as smooth as possible. From our orientation to tutoring and supplementary instruction sessions, you'll gain all the necessary resources to hit the ground running. Plus, we offer smaller class sizes, giving you more one-on-one time with your professors!
Ease the Financial Worry
Are you afraid of the big bad college price tag? Take a deep breath. WHCC waives tuition fees for residents of California who are first-time college students. We also offer various financial aid options, from scholarships, grants and work-study programs. We even have a Financial Aid department ready to help you figure out the best plan for you.
Learn About Independence, the Fun Way
Going to college means taking on more personal responsibilities. But at WHCC, you're not alone in learning these new skills. Through campus events and different workshops, you'll learn about time management, self-care, and other important life skills, all while meeting other students and having fun!
Make Friends & Find Your Tribe
Meeting new people can be scary, but WHCC's campus life is buzzing with clubs, sports teams, and events. With easy ways to get involved, you'll find new friends who share your interests – making college feel more like a home away from home.
Career Guidance You Can Count On
Need more certainty about your career path? WHCC's supportive Career Center assists students with career exploration, internships, and job placements. We're here to help you navigate those big (and sometimes scary) decisions!
Mental Health Matters
WHCC understands how important mental health is. We provide counseling services and resources to support your well-being. We also offer a free app called Timely Care that students can use for virtual medical and mental health concerns. You're never alone in your journey.
Bridge the Preparation Gap
At WHCC, we design their courses to help you better prepare for college academics. We even offer free tutoring sessions to fill any gaps between your high school learning and college classes!
Shrug Off That Pressure
At WHCC, everyone wants to see you succeed, not pressure you. The supportive environment helps you learn, grow, and thrive. There's no doubt you're more than a number at WHCC – you truly matter!
Believe in Yourself
Imposter syndrome can hit pretty hard, but don't forget - you've earned your place at college. At WHCC, the staff and faculty believe in you and are there to remind you of your capabilities when doubts creep in.
Learn From Failure
Remember, failure isn't the opposite of success; it's part of it. At WHCC, you're encouraged to learn from your mistakes and use them to grow. With plenty of staff and classmates to lean on, you'll never struggle alone.
At the end of the day, choosing a college isn't just about academics. It's about finding a supportive, fun environment that works for you. And we hope you'll find that at West Hills College Coalinga!
Learn more about WHCC and start your fearless journey here!