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Institutional Contact Information

Contact Information

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Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure

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Complaint/Grievance Procedure

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Student Consumer Information - Student Grievance and Complaint Procedures

Predispute Resolutions

The U.S Department of Education has implemented regulations regarding Federal Direct Loans dispersed on or after July 1, 2017.

For predispute arbitration agreements, under 34 CFR 685.300(f)(3)(iii)(B):

We agree not to use any predispute arbitration agreement to stop you from bringing a lawsuit concerning our acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by us of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained. You may file a lawsuit regarding such a claim or you may be a member of a class action lawsuit regarding such a claim even if you do not file it.  This provision does not apply to any other claims. We agree that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained.

For predispute arbitration agreements, or other predispute agreements addressing class actions under 34 CFR 685.300(e)(3)(iii)(B):

We agree not to use any predispute agreement to stop you from being part of a class action lawsuit in court.  You may file a class action lawsuit in court or you may be a member of a class action lawsuit even if you do not file it. This provision applies only to class action claims concerning our acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by us of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained.  We agree that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained.

General Institutional Information

Privacy of student records

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, As Amended

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Student Consumer Information - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Services for students with disabilities

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Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Students with Disabilities

  • Request for Disability Accommodations
  • Definition of Terms Related to Disability Services for Students
  • Student's Responsibilities Related to Disability Services
  • Emergency Plan for Students with Disabilities
  • Documentation Guidelines and Criteria for Disability Services
  • Statement of Disability Services for Students
  • Disability Verification Form

Student Diversity

National Center for Educational Statistics (Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS))

Note: Refer to section labeled Enrollment

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Price of Attendance

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Program Tuition and Fees

Net Price Calculator

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Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Add / Drop Period

Withdrawal from Program

Pro-Rata Refund Policy

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Federal Refund Requirements vs. State Refund Requirements

Textbook Information

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Textbook Information

Educational Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

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Associate Degree in Nursing (Florida)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (California & Texas)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Florida)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Online)

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (Online)

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (California & Texas)

LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Florida)

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (California)

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (California)

RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Advanced Generalist (Online)

RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)

RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator (Online)

RN to Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader (Online)

RN to Master of Science in Nursing – Informatics (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing – Advanced Generalist (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader (Online)

Master of Science in Nursing – Informatics (Online)

Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Online)

Post Master's Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Online)

Post Master's Nurse Educator Certificate (Online)

Post Master's Nurse Leader Certificate (Online)

Post Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate (Online)

Master of Business Administration (Online)

Master of Health Administration (Online)

Master of Public Health (Online)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (California)

Doctor of Pharmacy (California)

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (California)

Instructional, Laboratory, and other Physical Facilities

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Facilities

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Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

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West Coast University has no articulation agreements.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institutional Programs

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Accreditation, Approvals

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Institutional & Programmatic Accreditation

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

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Copyright Policy

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Career Services Assistance

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Career Services

 

Student Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance

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WCU Scholarships & Grants

Private Loans

Military Educational Benefits

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Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid Guide

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

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Annual Security Report - Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Policies, Procedures, and Sanctions for Alcohol and Other Drugs

U.S. Department of Education – FAFSA Facts

Student Loan Information

Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Code of Conduct regarding Lender Relationships and Loans

 

Student Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Student Handbook

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

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Policies, Procedures, and Sanctions for Alcohol and Other Drugs

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

Student Handbook

WCU Alert System

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Annual Security Report

Clery Act Information Website

U.S. Department of Education – Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Tool

Title IX - Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX - Notice of Complainant's Rights

Identity Theft Prevention Program

Crime Log
The crime log is not currently available online; however, requests may be made at the front desk at each campus.

National Center for Educational Statistics (Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS))

Note: Refer to section labeled Campus Security

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Ontario campus

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Center for Graduate Studies

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Vaccinations

Nursing program:

Based on the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Health-Care Personnel (HCP), all HCPs must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and Tetanus, include Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. For some individuals, a titer test will be indicated vs. vaccinations. Titer tests showing immunity to listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be completed and submitted. Diphtheria and Pertussis (booster every 10 years) are highly recommended immunizations for HCPs. If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with the facility stamp and a medical doctor's signature is required. See the Nursing Student Handbook for additional information.

For more information on immunizations and vaccines, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

Dental Hygiene program:

Enrolled students are exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases. These include but are not limited to pathogenic microorganisms present in human blood and can cause diseases such as Hepatitis (HBV), Herpes, Tuberculosis, and HIV. Students are required to treat all patients assigned and as a result, the potential exists for transmission of blood-borne and other infectious diseases during patient care services. West Coast University is committed to protecting the rights of individuals who may have a blood-borne infectious disease. The purpose of the program Blood-borne Pathogen Policy (BPP) and Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is to minimize the risk of transmission of blood-borne pathogens, as well as, minimize the risk to other environmental hazards. The dental hygiene program complies with all local, state and federal infection control policies including the application of Standard Precautions as stipulated by current CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Guidelines and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards. For policies on blood-borne and infectious diseases, contact the Dean of Dental Hygiene.

Based on the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Health- Care Personnel (HCP), all HCP students must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). Highly recommended immunizations for the HCP students include Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. For some individuals, a titer test will be indicated vs. vaccinations. Titer tests showing immunity to listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be completed and submitted. If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with facility stamp and medical doctor's signature are required.

The CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings are intended to protect the HCP student and patients. The TB screening program consists of two major components: (1) baseline single test for M. tuberculosis infection and (2) serial testing/screening for M. tuberculosis infection. The HCP student must have a baseline single test followed by serial skin testing or blood testing every year. If the HCP student has a baseline positive result or has previously had a positive result, a chest radiograph must be completed to exclude a diagnosis of TB disease. Thereafter, every year the HCP student must receive a symptom screen. Documentation of positive skin or blood test and negative chest x-ray must be submitted.

 
Physical Therapy program:

Based on the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Health- Care Personnel (HCP), all HCP students must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). Highly recommended immunizations for the HCP students include Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. To confirm evidence of immunity, in addition to immunization records, titers may also be required.  Titer tests showing immunity to listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be completed and submitted. If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with facility stamp and medical doctor's signature are required. For more information on immunizations and vaccines, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

It is recommended the following requirements of the physical/health examination be completed and submitted to the CORE software prior to admissions:

Influenza Vaccine ‘flu shot’ is mandatory. However, if a student refuses to submit proof of influenza vaccination, the student must submit the flu declination form with the reason a student cannot receive an influenza vaccination, and must be signed/stamped by an M.D., N.P., C.N.M, or P.A.

Submit appropriate documentation provided by the practitioner’s office to include:

1. Name and location of the clinic

2. Date the vaccination was received

3. Lot # of the vaccine

4. Printed name and/or office stamp AND signature of practitioner

DUE: Upon admission to the University and Updated annually during flu season (October - March)

Two-Step Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test or QuantiFERON blood test

Submit either:

1. The completed 2-step TB skin test form provided by West Coast University (1-4 week wait in between each shot)

OR

2. Negative QuantiFERON blood test with date and signature of issuer

*Students with a history of a positive TB test must provide documentation of a negative chest x-ray AND negative QuantiFERON blood test with date and signature of issuer

DUE: Upon admission to the University and Updated annually during the last 2 weeks of August.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Proof of immunity as evidenced by BOTH of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include two doses of MMR vaccine,

AND

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella within the last 5 years

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Proof of immunity as evidenced by BOTH of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include two doses of varicella vaccine,

AND

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for varicella within the last 5 years

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine

Documentation that the Tdap vaccine has been received within last 10 years and must not expire while in the program.

DUE: Upon admission to University and must not expire while enrolled in the program

Hepatitis B 

Proof of immunity as evidence by BOTH of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include the 3-dose series of the hepatitis B vaccine,

AND

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for hepatitis B within the last 5 years

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

 
Occupational Therapy programs:

Based on the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Health- Care Personnel (HCP), all HCP students must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). Highly recommended immunizations for the HCP students include Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. To confirm evidence of immunity, in addition to immunization records, titers may also be required.  Titer tests showing immunity to listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be completed and submitted. If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with facility stamp and medical doctor's signature are required. For more information on immunizations and vaccines, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

It is recommended the following requirements of the physical/health examination be completed and submitted to the CORE software prior to admissions:

Influenza Vaccine ‘flu shot’ is mandatory.

Submit appropriate documentation provided by the practitioner’s office to include:

1. Name and location of the clinic

2. Date the vaccination was received

3. Lot # of the vaccine

4. Printed name and/or office stamp AND signature of practitioner

DUE: Upon admission to the University and Updated annually.

Two-Step Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test or QuantiFERON blood test:

Submit either

1. The completed 2-step TB skin test (1-3 week wait in between each shot)

OR

2. Negative QuantiFERON blood test with date and signature of issuer

*Students with a history of a positive TB test must provide documentation of a negative chest x-ray OR negative QuantiFERON blood test with date and signature of issuer

DUE: Upon admission to the University and Updated annually.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Proof of immunity as evidenced by either of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include two doses of MMR vaccine,

OR

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella within the last 5 years

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Proof of immunity as evidenced by either of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include two doses of varicella vaccine,

OR

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for varicella.

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine

Documentation that the Tdap vaccine has been received within last 10 years and must not expire while in the program.

DUE: Upon admission to University and must not expire while enrolled in the program

Hepatitis B

Proof of immunity as evidence by either of the following:

1. Vaccine records that include the 3-dose Adult series of the hepatitis B vaccine,

OR

2. Laboratory testing (titer) that shows positive levels of antibodies for hepatitis B.

DUE: Upon admission to the University and as needed by clinical sites

 
Pharmacy program:

Below is the list of required vaccinations.  Please provide proof of immunity to each of the infections listed below by submitting either positive titers, proof of vacations, or a negative test. It is important that all vaccinations and health records are up to date to ensure no delays in scheduling your experiential rotations.  These guidelines are set in place to ensure your safety and the safety of those you will encounter during your experiential education. Please provide proof of vaccination or a positive titer and a negative skin test or chest x-ray for each of the items below. 

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

Required Documentation:

Positive/reactive Measles, Mumps, and Rubella IgG Antibody Titers (Results for all three diseases must be present) or proof of 2-dose vaccination (4 weeks apart)

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Required Documentation:

Positive/reactive Varicella IgG Antibody Titer or proof of 2-dose vaccination (4-8 weeks apart)

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Required Documentation:

Proof of vaccination for Tdap (not Td or childhood Dtap) (Good for 10 years)

TB Screening

Required Documentation:

Negative skin test results (within the year, to be repeated annually)

OR

Negative Chest X-Ray (within 2 years, to be repeated every 2 years)

Hepatitis B

Required Documentation:

Positive Hep B Surface Antibody Titer or proof of vaccination

*If you have never been vaccinated for Hep B, two of the three dose series must be completed BEFORE orientation week (August). Please keep in mind that there is a four-week waiting period between dose 1 and 2

Influenza

Required Documentation:

Proof of vaccination for Annual flu vaccine (once it becomes available)

Hepatitis A (only if required by sites)

Required Documentation:           

Positive/reactive Hep A Antibody Titer or proof of vaccination

OR

The Office of Experiential Education will inform students if rotation sites require this vaccination

 

Student Outcomes

Retention Rates

National Center for Educational Statistics (Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS))

Note: Refer to section labeled Retention and Graduation Rates

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Center for Graduate Studies

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Miami campus

Graduation Rates

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Student Right to Know Disclosure

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Center for Graduate Studies

Placement Rates & Completion/Graduation Rates

State Disclosures - Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) School Performance Fact Sheet

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Center for Graduate Studies

U.S. Department of Education – Cohort Default Rate

OPE ID School Type Control PRGMS   FY2016 FY2015 FY2014
036983

WEST COAST UNIVERSITY
12215 VICTORY BOULEVARD
LOS ANEGELES, CA 91606-3206

Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree Proprietary Both
(FFEL/FDL)
Default Rate 2.6 2.7 2.7
No. in Default 50 52 41
No. in Repay 1,855 1,884 1,490
Enrollment figures 6,635 5,997 5,505
Percentage Calculation 27.9 31.4 27

ENROLLMENT: To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered repayment (October 1 through September 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2016 CDR Year will use 2014-2015 enrollment).

 

Voter Registration

In order to register to vote in the state of California, please use the following website: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/.

In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day, deadlines for upcoming elections can be found below:

Election Date Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than:

November 3, 2020

October 19, 2020
   
   

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