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Ready to join our family? Transferring to CWC is easy, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. The best way to get started is to visit CWC in person with the items listed below. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Application Form.  You can complete the form:
    • Online
    • By downloading the form and faxing, mailing or emailing it to us at:
      Columbia West College
      3435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste #1700
      Los Angeles, CA 90010
      USA
      (213) 368-3903 (Fax)
      info@columbiawestcollege.edu
    • In-person at our campus
  2. Copy of university or high school diploma, GED certificate or equivalent OR transcript
  3. Financial statement(s). Acceptable financial statements include tax returns and bank statements. Must be dated within the last 3 months and show a balance of at least $4,500.
  4. Copy of passport
  5. F-1 Student Visa
  6. Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record)
  7. Form I-20 from your current school
  8. Application Fee of $100 (non-refundable)We offer 5 convenient payment options to choose from:
    • PayPal: Go to our online payment page, where you can pay with PayPal.
    • Credit Card: You can give us your credit card information over the phone by calling (213) 368-3900. You can also fill out our credit card payment form, and send it to us by mail, fax or e-mail. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
      Columbia West College
      3435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste #1700
      Los Angeles, CA 90010
      USA
      (213) 368-3903 (Fax)
      info@columbiawestcollege.edu
    • Check or Money Order: Personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank are accepted, although cashier’s checks are preferred. You can bring your check or money order with you at the time of your visit or mail your check or money order to
      Columbia West College
      3435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste #1700
      Los Angeles, CA 90010
      USA
    • Cash: You can pay by cash at the time of your visit.
    • Bank Wire Transfer: Contact us for details if you want to wire your payment to our bank account. Please remember that you’re responsible for paying all wire transfer fees.

After reviewing all of your documents to ensure you meet our admissions requirements, we will provide you with a Transfer Form. You can either take the Transfer Form back to your current school yourself or have us fax the Transfer Form to your current school.

After the Transfer Form is filled out and returned to us, your current school will then “release” your student record to CWC, and you will be accepted as a new CWC student. This process normally takes under a week to complete.

After the transfer has been completed, you’ll return to the CWC campus again to:

  1. Complete the remainder of your enrollment forms
  2. Pay your tuition and remaining fees and
  3. 3. Take an English placement examination to assess your current level of English language proficiency. You will receive your test results during your visit, and your class assignments will be based upon the scores you achieve on this examination.

You will also participate in a student orientation before you begin your classes. The orientation is designed to familiarize you with our school policies, curriculum and activities, as well as to provide you with valuable tips and resources to help you make the most of your study abroad experience. Attending the orientation will give you a great head start on the road to success at Columbia West College and help you to adjust more quickly to life in Los Angeles.

Questions?

For questions or assistance, you can always call the school at (213) 368-3900 or e-mail us at info@columbiawestcollege.edu.

See you on campus!