Accepted Students: Next Steps

For the following students: On-Campus, Transfer and Global Online Undergraduate Students

*International student applicants: View your next step instructions.

You've been officially accepted to PennWest California: Congratulations and welcome!

To get the right start, follow the checklist below for what you need to do before you start at PennWest California.  Be sure to have your CWID, which is in your acceptance letter: You'll need the CWID to take your next steps.

Under each step, you'll see a link or an email address for more information.  If you need more help, just ask your admissions counselor or email

Next Steps

1. Complete your FAFSA

PennWest California’s federal school code is 003316

2. Set up your password and access your email account.
3. Submit your $100.00 Advanced Tuition Deposit

Pay Here

This confirms your attendance to PennWest California & will be subtracted from your first semester bill.

4. Log in to myPennWest


myPennWest is your very own portal to your financial aid, billing, class schedule, housing and more.

5. Complete your housing and meal plan contract


The housing and meal plan contracts are typically open in the fall semester for new students (coming in March).

Required only for on-campus students.

Commuter students may complete a meal-plan contract.

6. Sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO)


$100.00 Advanced Tuition Deposit is required to sign-up


Other things to consider

Final transcripts (both college and/or high school) must be submitted to

Discuss billing and payment plan arrangements with

Questions regarding your financial aid award package can be addressed to

Medical Information Form must be completed prior to move-in (on-campus students only)


View important updates about financial aid, orientation and much more at PennWest.