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As part of Student Services, the Office of the Registrar serve as the custodian of student academic records. We provide and maintain essential processes and answer inquiries with confidentiality and integrity for our students, faculty, and administrators while supporting our mission. We also provide and support registration, transcripts and verification, posting of grades and degrees, calendars, name and address changes, awarding of diplomas, as well as graduation and commencement information.

Our Mission

We believe personalized high quality service is a necessity for achieving a rewarding experience at Western State College of Law. We are committed to supporting this goal by working together to recognize and meet the needs of our students through mutual respect and partnership.

Students Can Expect

Knowledgeable, organized and prepared staff; Personalized Service; A Sense of Humor; and Courtesy.

Academic calendar:

Programs of Study:


Course Descriptions should link to the current catalog:

Course Descriptions Sp 2022

Current Registration bulletin and schedule of classes.

Student Responsibilities

Reading information and asking questions; being prepared and organized; and being courteous.

Order a Transcript

To request a transcript, you must complete and submit a Transcript Request Form PDF to the Student Services Office. Transcripts cost $7.00 per copy and are typically processed in 3-5 business days. To expedite this process, you may request a RUSH Transcript, which will be processed by the end of the next business day. The fee for a RUSH Transcript is $15.00 for the first copy and $7.00 for each additional copy in the same request. This option is not available on Friday orders. Please note that there is NO charge for any transcripts going to a state bar.

How To Order a Duplicate Diploma

To order a duplicate diploma, you must submit in writing the following information:

  • Name as it appears in official records (name under which you attended)
  • Dates of Attendance (approximate)
  • Campus Location (note: Students who attended Western State in San Diego MUST contact Thomas Jefferson School of Law)
  • Name as it is to appear on replacement diploma (must provide documentation if different)
  • Mailing address and complete contact information

Diplomas cost $25.00 per copy and are typically processed in 6-8 weeks. Contact the Registrar for additional information.

Name and Address Change Form

How to Guide to Registration

Student Status Change Form

Add/Drop Form

Registration and Payment eForm

The State Bar of California’s Practical Training of Law Students (PTLS) program

Admissions for State Bar of California

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Notification Of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, he/she will retrieve the record from the appropriate personnel officials. The contents of student files are the property of Western State University College of Law and are not available for copying.

Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.

The right to request the amendment of a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the school to amend the student’s education records if he/she believes they are inaccurate or misleading.

If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the school will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. If the campus denies the amendment request after the hearing, the student is given the right to insert a statement in the education record.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the institution as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member; a person serving on the board; a person or company with whom the institution has contracted to perform a special task (such as an auditor or attorney); a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities.

Another exception which permits disclosure without consent is the disclosure of directory information, which may be disclosed to the general public without prior written consent of the student.

The following information is designated as directory information by WSU:

Names of students; Date and place of birth; Addresses; Phone numbers (includes cell phone); Campus assigned email address; Dates of attendance; Program of study; Degree completion; date and degree earned; Student’s current status (full time, part time, graduated, leave of absence); Previous institutions attended and degrees earned elsewhere; Participation in officially recognized activities; Awards received, Class Rank.

You may inform the Registrar within two weeks of the start of the term that you refuse to let the institution release directory information. The request must be made in writing and is valid until a subsequent written request is received.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Western State University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office;
U.S. Department of Education;
600 Independence Avenue, SW;
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County, Southern California, and is fully ABA approved. Western State College of Law’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

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Irvine, CA 92606

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