Congratulations, you're an eagle! | West Coast Baptist College

Congratulations, you're an eagle!

Welcome to the West Coast Baptist College family. For more than two decades, God has allowed us to partner with parents and churches all around the world to train laborers for the harvest. We're not a perfect institution, but our qualified faculty and staff are dedicated to developing leaders with a heart for God who are committed to the Word, compassionate toward the lost, and compelled to change communities for Christ in the twenty-first century. In short, we're training laborers for the harvest, and we cannot wait to invest in you.

Student Life

We are West Coast

You're going to see and hear this phrase quite a bit over the next few years. What does it mean, and why do we say it? West Coast Baptist College is not a place: it's a community. Our administration, faculty, staff, students, student parents, partner pastors, Board of Directors, financial supporters, alumni, etc. make West Coast what it is. This means that every single student we admit changes who we are. You will change who we are. It is our shared prayer that your passion to grow, hunger to learn, willingness to serve, diligence to study, and commitment to knowing Christ and making Him known will make the entire WCBC community better.

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Next Steps

√ Celebrate this awesome achievement! | You've worked for nearly twenty years to get where you are. Take a moment to thank God and those who supported you to this point. You and they deserve to celebrate!

√ Post a picture in your new Eagle gear. | Now that you are a part of West Coast, why not tell the world? Post a picture with your We Are West Coast t-shirt to show off that great new tee. If you want us to see it, tag us or use the hashtag #wearewestcoast.

√ Confirm Your Enrollment | Solidify your offer of admissions by paying your $200 reservation deposit. By doing this, you will be able to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, register for classes (when open), submit your housing/room request, and access orientation resources. This non-refundable deposit is applied toward your first payment and is not an additional fee. Click here to take this step forward today!

√ Submit Your Eagle ID Photo | Part of our student registration each semester is ensuring that all students have a current Eagle ID. To minimize long lines and to streamline the Move-in Day registration experience, we're asking that you send us a photo so that we can have your ID ready when you arrive. Sound like a good idea? We thought so, too. Here's how to submit a usable photo: 1) put on your We Are West Coast t-shirt; 2) get in front of a wall that has a contrasting color so that you can clearly be seen; 3) look directly toward the camera; 4) ask a friend or parent to take a picture of you from your chest up; 5) text that photo to 661.946.2274; 6) get some ice cream, because you are on your way to a great start! This year's Eagle ID photo deadline is Wednesday, August 26. This allows us time to prepare your brand new Eagle ID. 

√ Finish Your Enrollment Paperwork | Now that you have officially been admitted to join the WCBC community, there are a few legal, tax, and other important forms you want to submit. Log into your application account to submit a Medical Information and Consent Form if you have not already done so. If you did not apply online or do not already have an account, just create a new one and submit the form. We'll take it from there.

Don't forget to ask your high school to send an official high school transcript to us as well. They can email a copy to admissions@wcbc.edu. If they prefer to use mail, it should be addressed to West Coast Baptist College, ATTN: Director of Admissions, 4010 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA, 93535.

If you're not sure what exactly you still need to complete or how to do it, reach out to your Admissions Guide or contact the Office of Admissions by calling or texting 661.946.2274.

√ Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only) | The US Department of State establishes all F-1 visa requirements and issues these visas at its own discretion. WCBC gathers various paperwork and documentation and issues the I-20 as part of this process. Contact the Office of Admissions by calling 661.946.2274 or by emailing admissions@wcbc.edu to learn more.

√ Check Your WCBC Email | Your student email account will become a vital resource for your success before and during your time at WCBC. Once you have confirmed your intent to enroll by paying your deposit, your Admissions Guide will ensure your new @students.wcbc.edu email address is created. Once you get this information, be sure to add this new account to your phone so that you don't miss any important updates.

√ Meet with Your Academic Advisor (Pending Release by WCBC) | Now that you have your shiny new WCBC account, it's time to start preparing for your classes. Your Admissions Guide will help to facilitate a 1:1 meeting with your Academic Advisor who will get to know you and help to guide you through finalizing your degree program, understanding some trips and tricks about your new accounts, and establishing a class load that is built around your purpose and goals. Your Admissions Guide will help to facilitate this step once class registration opens.

You may have already earned college credits and be hoping to transfer those into your WCBC degree program. We'll be glad to evaluate your transcripts against your declared major/minor to see how it will all fit together. You can request a credit transfer evaluation here

√ Register for Classes (Pending Release by WCBC) | Once you have confirmed your enrollment and taken your assessments, you can register for classes as soon as registration opens. After your initial meeting, your Academic Advisor will put together a proposed class schedule personalized just for you and schedule a second meeting to review and finalize this schedule. Once you (and your parents) feel settled, your advisor will get you officially registered. As always, your Admissions Guide will stay in touch with your progress and help along the way.

√ Review your WAE Week Schedule (Pending Release by WCBC) | The first week of every semester is an exciting time as our new and returning students meet one another, move into their dorms, start classes, enjoy plenty of activities, and settle into the new semester. We call this WAE Week (because ware eagles). You and your family should take some time to review the schedule for this special week. Some events are specifically for parent and guardians, returning students, and/or new students and some are for everyone together. Before you settle your plans for this week, you'll want to make sure you know just what these days will include.

√ Submit a Room Request (Pending Release by WCBC) | The staff who serve in the Office of the Dean of Students invest a great deal of time and effort praying through and working on room arrangements. While we cannot guarantee that you will be with that particular friend or in that specific dorm room, we do welcome your request. Once you have your WCBC Student ID and the housing request form for your semester is released, you'll be able to submit your housing request here.

√ Register for An Airport Shuttle (Pending Release by WCBC) | One of the many services provided to students by the Office of Financial Aid is our Shuttle Services. While you'll normally use these shuttles for rides to and from job interviews and work, the team also provides transportation to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) for minimal cost. As a first-time student, you and your parents may ride these airport shuttles as our guests at no charge. Once you have your flight information, visit the shuttle services webpage to register for your pick up and/or return. You should have received a coupon code in your student email that will waive this shuttle cost. If you have any trouble with it, contact your Admissions Guide.

√ Pack Your Bags (Pending Release by WCBC) | You've done a lot of hard work to get ready for college, and it's almost time to head to Lancaster! Our Office of Student Advocacy and our Admissions team work together to prepare a New Student Guide for each semester. In it, you'll find a packing checklist, general clothing guidelines, this year's WAE Week Eagle Excellence Challenge, a campus map, a whole section of WCBC lingo, and some helpful links and summary info on your various student accounts. What are you waiting for? 

√ Purchase Your Textbooks (Pending Release by WCBC) | Every course will require quality resources and textbooks to support your education. These books generally require a significant invest as they will provide helpful reference materials that you will use for years to come. The good news is that you can begin looking at various book vendors now to ensure you get the price price. You can view a textbook list right here. As always, if you have any needs or questions, contact your Admissions Guide or any of us here on the Admissions (admissions@wcbc.edu) or Student Advocacy (advocacy@wcbc.edu) teams.

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