Quick Links & Frequently Asked Questions
You must print and sign the Minors' Policies & Release, and present it to the instructor the first day of class. No minor can participate in class activities without this completed form – and no refunds will be issued for said non-participation.
Quick Links - Rules & Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Who can attend Westside Extension classes?
Anyone can attend a Westside Extension class. Unless specified in the course description, classes are designed for those age 18 or older. College for Kids classes will detail what age or grade levels are suitable. For safety and liability reasons, no one - including spouses or children - can sit in a class without first enrolling.
2) Will I get grades or college credits for a Westside Extension class?
Westside Extension classes are fee-based, not-for-credit classes. There are no grades or transcripts and college credits cannot be granted.
3) So what if I want evidence of attending a Westside Extension class?
A Certificate of Attendance can be issued for any Westside Extension class as long as the instructor's attendance roster shows you attended the full session. Cost of such a certificate is $5 and up to three classes can be put on one certificate. Depending on whether rosters are already in the office, it can take up to three weeks to issue a certificate.
4) How do I register for a class?
There are 5 easy ways to register for a Westside Extension class:
We accept cash, checks, money orders, gift certificates, debit cards and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card; sorry, no American Express).
5) Can I register on the first day of class?
Yes, as long as space is available. However, we strongly encourage you to register in advance. Many of our classes are very popular and fill up quickly. On the other hand, if you wait until close to the day of class, you run the risk of finding out that the class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Registering in advance also saves you time and gives you parking and other helpful info. Online registration is not available the day a class begins, so at that point you will need to phone, fax or walk in. If you are registering the day of class, please allow 30 minutes to park, walk in, and get to class – especially on Saturday mornings.
6) What is the cancellation policy?
Refund or transfer requests may be granted ONLY if you notify the Westside Extension Office AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS that you wish to cancel. This applies to any and all changes to the original registration – including transfers and credits. Refunds, transfers, or credits CANNOT be granted once class begins and CANNOT be issued for absences or if you register within five days of class.
7) Will I receive a class confirmation receipt in the mail?
To be greener, we send receipts and class confirmations by email. If you do not have an email address, we can send you a class confirmation receipt by mail; please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Note that you can access your confirmation receipts at any time using our online system. Sign in and select Current Registrations along the left menu. Find your class and click on Registration Confirmation to view your receipt. To see a listing of your payments, select My Transactions.
8) What is the material fee policy/to whom do I pay the materials fee/what do I need to bring to class?
Some Westside Extension classes have material fees for additional supplies or books. These fees are for items provided by the instructor as a convenience to you. To save class time and ensure the integrity of the student/teacher relationship, such fees are no longer collected in class. They will be collected at time of registration or you will be directed to where you can purchase directly. Westside Extension and the LACCD are held harmless for any disputes arising out of any material fees transaction between you and the instructor.
9) Why do classes get canceled?
Classes generally get canceled when there aren't enough students enrolled. Decisions to cancel a class are usually made 2-3 days prior to the first class meeting, so we advise you to register early and not wait until the last minute. If Westside Extension cancels a class, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees.
10) How do I get to West Los Angeles College/Westside Extension?
West Los Angeles College is located just off Overland Blvd., two traffic lights south of Jefferson Blvd., in Culver City. The street address is 9000 Overland Ave. (at Freshman Drive), Culver City, CA 90230. The Westside Extension office is located at the east (back) end of Parking Lot 5. Click on the Map & Directions link in the yellow bar above for more details.
11) Where do classes meet?
Classes meet on campus at West Los Angeles College unless otherwise specified. For classes meeting off campus, directions are provided on the confirmation receipt and often in links in the class descriptions.
12) What about parking?
Student and visitor parking is available in the 1,000-car Parking Structure and overflow lot, Lot 5 off Freshman Dr. and in Lot 4A near the PEC Complex. You must display a valid West L.A. College parking permit. Parking is enforced seven days a week. You may buy a daily parking permit for $2 from yellow permit dispensing machines (use one dollar bills or quarters only) located in each parking lot. Or you may purchase a semester-long permit for $20 in Fall and Spring and $7 in Summer or Winter. Save time and order your semester-long permit online and have it mailed to you. There is a $3 shipping and handling fee for this convenience, but you will receive instantly a confirmation receipt via email that will serve as a temporary permit if necessary until your permit arrives via mail in 2-3 days. You may also purchase (cash only) a semester-long permit from the Extension office during open hours for $20, cash only. A limited number of metered parking spaces may be available in Lot 5 (25 cents per half hour, 2 hours max). Both daily permits and the above mentioned semester permit are valid in standard spaces only. Don't park in a space with words in it--for example: staff, carpool, ASO Preferred, handicapped (unless you have a handicapped placard or sticker). Handicapped parking is available in all student and staff lots—a valid handicapped placard must be displayed, along with your student permit. Click here for more West Parking information.
13) Where can I find the Westside Extension office?
Westside Extension is located at the east (back) end of Parking Lot 5 on the West Los Angeles College campus. To reach our office, follow the signs on Freshman Drive to Parking Lot 5. There are metered parking spaces at the north side of the lot, near our office. Parking is enforced seven days a week. Do not park, even temporarily, in the regular student parking spaces without a permit—you may be ticketed.
West Los Angeles College is located just off Overland Blvd., two traffic lights south of Jefferson Blvd., in Culver City. The street address is 9000 Overland Ave. (at Freshman Drive), Culver City, CA 90230. Click on the Map & Directions link above for more details.
14) What are your office hours?
Our office hours vary during the year, depending on whether classes are in session. Generally we are open Noon-5 Mondays-Fridays. When classes are in session, we extend our office hours on Mondays-Thursdays to at least 7 pm and add Saturday mornings. Click on the Contact Us link above to see our current office hours and holiday schedule, or call us at (310) 287-4475.
15) Are your classes handicapped-accessible?
West Los Angeles College is built on the side of a hill, so if you have mobility issues we recommend that you speak with us before registering. Sometimes we can arrange a sheriff shuttle to class. Almost all of our classrooms are handicapped-accessible, but a few only have steps and no access ramps. If this would pose a problem, call our office at (310) 287-4475 before registering to discuss classroom access and allow us time to try and accommodate you.
16) What buses come to the campus?
Culver City Bus has two lines that stop on campus regularly. Line #3 runs from Century City in the north to Fox Hills Mall in the south. Line #4 runs between Washington Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue to Fox Hills Mall. Click here for more information and the bus schedule. The campus bus stop is located in Student Parking Lot 5.
17) Can my child take an adult class?
Our adult classes are are designed for those age 18 or older, but younger students are welcome in some select classes. This information may be noted in the course description or you can call the office. The decision on whether to allow students under the age of 18 depends upon the subject matter and appropriateness of the class and the instructor.
18) Can I purchase a gift certificate for classes?
Yes. Simply click on the Buy eGift Card link on the top of most Course or Class listings pages.
19) I am interested in teaching a class. How do I propose a class?
Click on the Teach for Us link along the left menu bar. Be sure to read the important information before clicking on the document links.
20) If I am an AOL user, should I do anything special to receive my email from you?
Some AOL users may have trouble receiving our emailed receipts. To avoid being blocked by spam settings, AOL recommends that you add our email address email@example.com to your personal address book.
21) What happens to my personal information?
Westside Extension is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not store your credit card number on our website. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, news, special promotions or other matters pertaining to Westside Extension or West Los Angeles College.