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Located in the Main Building in Room 119, the Student Services Office aims at enhancing the student experience at Western State College of Law.
Western State College of Law
Student Finance Office
Irvine, CA 92618-3601
Phone: (714) 459-1120
Fax: (714) 525-6721
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Students who plan to park on campus are required to have a parking permit at all times. Permits cost $115.00 per semester. This amount is automatically charged as part of your tuition when you register at the beginning of the semester. If you elect to not park on campus, you may complete a Parking Waiver Request and submit it to the Student Services Office for reimbursement.
To acquire a parking permit, you must complete a Parking Application and Information Sheet and submit it to the Student Services Office in person. At this time, you will receive your gate card and parking sticker. The parking sticker must be displayed on the lower right (passenger) side of your windshield.
A visitor pass is valid for one day and may be purchased in the Student Services Office for $5.00. When purchasing a visitor pass, you must provide the vehicle information of the car that will be on campus including the license plate number, make and color of the vehicle. Students may only purchase a visitor pass up to three times per semester.
The Add/Drop Form must be submitted to the Student Services Office to request a change of student schedule. After processing, the form will be mailed to you indicating whether or not the request was approved. Submission of the form does not guarantee approval. You are responsible for attendance in the original class until confirmation of the change is received. Requests for changes to closed classes will not be considered.
To change or update your address, name, email and/or emergency contact, please complete and submit the Contact Change Form to the Student Services Office. All name changes will require official documentation for proof of identity.
To acquire a parking permit, complete and submit the Parking Application and Information Sheet to the Student Services Office. Upon submission, you will receive your gate card and parking sticker. The parking sticker should be displayed in the lower right (passenger) side of your windshield. The fee for your permit is $115.00 per semester and was automatically added to your tuition. If you do not plan to drive to campus, you may submit a Parking Waiver Request for reimbursement.
A Petition for Status Change is required for any situation in which a student is changing, or will discontinue a program of study at Western State College of Law for an extended period of time. This includes withdrawal, leave of absence, visitorship, or a change of program of study (i.e. Full-time to Part-time or vice versa). Please complete and submit this form to the Student Services Office.
Participants of the Public Service Program (PSP) must submit a Public Service Program Time Sheet to the PSP coordinator, Pam Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate time sheet must be submitted for each public service sponsor. Sponsors must be a non-profit organization, however, work performed on a pro bono case or project by a private firm may be allowable. All sponsors must be approved by the PSP coordinator.
You can register for your courses online through Student Link; however, a Registration & Payment Form must be submitted in person to the Student Services Office. Once the form is submitted and processed, it will be mailed back to you with a breakdown of charges for the semester, financial aid* coverage or scholarships, and a payment schedule. For deadlines, please contact the Student Services Office by calling 714-459-1120.
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify
Login in to Student Link to view grades, register for classes, check your financial aid status, or view other enrollment related information. If you experience difficulty logging in, please contact the Student Services Office at 714-459-1120.
Western State students are eligible to participate in direct deposit for student account refunds. Direct Deposit helps to ensure that students receive their refunds quickly. Students who participate in direct deposit will likely have their funds deposited to their bank accounts within 3-5 working days from the time their refund is approved. To activate this service, complete the Student Refund Direct Deposit Form and attach a voided check to the bottom. The completed form and the cancelled check should be submitted to the Student Services Office.
To request a transcript, you must complete and submit a Transcript Request Form to the Student Services Office. Transcripts cost $5.00 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 within 24 hours. The fee for a RUSH Transcript is $15.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy in the same request. This option is not available on Friday orders.
Get a workout after class by taking advantage of Cal State Fullerton’s Student Recreation Center (SRC), conveniently located next door. As a Western State College of Law student, you can enjoy this perk at a special rate! For more information, contact the Student Services Office by calling 714-459-1120.
There are numerous requirements for successful admission to practice law in any state. If you are interested in taking the Bar Examination in California, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the necessary requirements and deadlines on the State Bar of California website.
If you are considering practicing law in a state other than California, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the requirements of that State early on in your legal education. The requirements for each state vary greatly and it is imperative you are aware of all steps you must take now and in the future to ensure your ability to work as a licensed attorney in that state. For example, some states require that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) be taken and passed prior to taking the Bar examination, other states may not have this requirement This is only one example of such differences. Be sure you are aware early on in your legal education of all requirements of the state’s Bar for which you will be sitting. The American Bar Association has a link to State Bar websites which provides information on all states licensing requirements.
Western State College of Law does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Western State College of Law.
We’re here to support you! The commitment required to be successful in law school can be stressful. We want to provide you the resources you need to make your learning experience a positive one.
The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) along with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act were enacted to provide a clear and comprehensive mandate for the elimination of the discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In compliance with these laws, we are dedicated to making a reasonable effort to provide accommodations for qualified student with known disabilities.
Western State College of Law makes a reasonable effort to provide accommodations for qualified students with known disabilities. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify as a student with disabilities and provide medical documentation of those disabilities. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent consistent with approved accommodations. For more information, contact the Disabled Student Services Coordinator at 714-459-1117.
Confidential counseling services are offered free of charge to Western State students. Dr. Gerri Winkleman, Ph.D., MFT is a licensed professional counselor and can provide counseling on both academic and personal life issues. Her office hours are generally Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. To leave a confidential message for Dr. Winkelman, call 714-459-1160 or to schedule an appointment, please call 714-459-1117.
Best wishes for a successful academic career at Western State College of Law. We look forward to working with you!