Welcome to the Learning 1st Program Online Application
Applying is your first step in obtaining an affordable baccalaureate degree through the Learning 1st Program. Please read over and understand the Enrollment Requirements below before you begin.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Penn State World Campus
    Students must maintain a 2.0 minimum grade point average to remain eligible in this program.

  • Troy University
    Students must maintain a 2.0 minimum grade point average to remain eligible in this program.

  • University of Illinois-Springfield
    Students must maintain a 2.0 minimum grade point average to remain eligible in this program.

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Students who have been admitted to the Conditional Enrollment Program will be assured space in the Online BBA upon completion of their Associate degree provided that they maintain continuous enrollment and meet all requirements, including a 2.7 minimum grade point average, for entry into the major.

Follow these steps in order to successfully submit your application for processing. The form consists of 10 sections; each section should take about 1-3 minutes to complete.

SECTION 1) Degree Pathway/Personal Information

The application will be tailored based on the degree pathway that you choose. It is important the your personal information is accurate. All your personally identifiable information (PII) which includes: email, date of birth and social security number, will be encrypted and protected.

SECTION 2) Contact/Residency Information

Please enter a valid email address that you use frequently in the primary email address field. We will use this email address for important communications.

SECTION 3) Address

Enter your most current permanent and mailing addresses.

SECTION 4) Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian information helps our institutions determine your residency status for reporting and tuition purposes.

SECTION 5) Citizenship & Race/Ethnicity

Citizenship information helps our institutions determine your residency. Race/Ethnicity information helps our institutions meet federal law requirements for higher education. We are requied to gather information regarding the ethnicity and race of our students; your individual information will be kept strictly confidential. The law only requires our institutions to report aggregate totals for each category.

SECTION 6) Military Service

If you have served in the military, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your training. You may need to send a copy of your DD214 or DD295 to the institution of your choice for evaluation of credit.

SECTION 7) Admissions & High School Information

Admissions information will help our advisors determine the best starting point on your degree pathway for you. High school information helps our institutions process academic transcripts.

SECTION 8) Academic History - Postsecondary

This information helps our institutions process academic transcripts. If you previously applied to either school in the degree pathway chosen, please use this section to indicate this. Also, you must list all previous college enrollment, whether or not transfer credit is desired. Please list schools chronologically, beginning with current or most recently attended institution. Failure to disclose information may result in the denial of admission or retroactive administrative withdrawal from the college/university without refund or course credits. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from all colleges attended to Coastline. PHOTOCOPIES AND STUDENT PRINTED COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Transcripts sent by students are considered unofficial.

SECTION 9) English Proficiency & Miscellaneous Information

English proficiency information helps our institutions determine if you're ready to take college-level online courses. Miscellaneous information is mainly used for federal and/or state reporting.


The University of Illinois-Springfield requires a minimum 100 word personal statement as to why you feel you are a good candidate for this program. You have the option to type it right in the online application 'Personal Statement' field or in a separate text editing software program and copy it into the field.

SECTION 10) Application Confirmation

It's important to read over and agree to our policies, terms and conditions before submitting your application for processing.

Other Important Information/Guidelines:

  • There is no application fee.

  • Any falsification or omission of information on this application may result in the denial or revocation of admission.

  • Fill out all required fields; they are noted with a red exclamation point. required

  • Fill out as much non-required information as possible, this will help facilitate the application approval process.

  • Specific fields have an information icon next to them. Click on this icon for important information regarding what type of data we are requesting and/or why. information

  • Double-check your spelling and date entries to ensure we have the most current and accurate data for you.

  • Follow-up as soon as possible with the instructions that will be emailed to you after you successfully submit your application.

  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT refresh the page or use the browser 'back' button while filling out the application, use the left sidebar menu to navigate through the sections.

  • If you are unable to fill out the application in its entirety, or have any questions or issues, please don't hesitate to email or call us at: (714) 241-6326 X16323.

required  By checking the following box you are agreeing to the terms, conditions and expectations outlined in the requirements for the degree pathway of your choice.  


Interactive PDF Application >>
Email Check
Please enter your primary email address below and click the 'Continue' button so we can check to see if you already have an application on file with us. If you do not have one on file, you will be prompted to start the online application process.
Degree Pathway
  1.   Bachelor Degree Seeking
      Non-Degree Seeking
Personal Information
  1.  I do not have a Social Security Number
  2.  I decline to state my Social Security Number



Student Contact Information
Employment Information
Student Residency Information
  1.  
    1.  Yes    No
       Yes    No
       Yes    No
       Yes    No
    1.   Yes     No
       Yes    No
       Yes    No
       Yes    No
Permanent/Home Address
Mailing Address
  1.  Copy Permanent Address
Parent/Guardian Information
  1. The following information is required if you are 19 or younger.  required
  2. If you are over 19 years old, Penn State requests your parent/guardian information to help determine your residency status for reporting and tuition purposes.
  3.        
Parent/Guardian Information, Continued
Parent/Guardian Information 2
  1. The following information is required if you are 19 or younger.
Parent/Guardian Information 2, Continued
Citizenship
Race/Ethnicity
  1.   Yes     No

  2.  Central American
     Chicano
     Cuban
     Hispanic
     Mexican
     Mexican-American
     Puerto Rican
     South American
     Other
Race/Ethnicity, cont.
  1. What is your Race/Ethnicity? Choose all that apply:
  2. Asian information
     Asian: Indian
     Asian: Chinese
     Asian: Japanese
     Asian: Korean
     Asian: Laotian
     Asian: Cambodian
     Asian: Vietnamese
     Asian: Filipino
     Asian: Other
    Black/African American information
     Black or African American
    American Indian/Alaskan Native information
     American Indian/Alaskan Native
    Pacific Islander information
     Pacific Islander: Guamanian
     Pacific Islander: Hawaiian
     Pacific Islander: Samoan
     Pacific Islander: Other
     White (including Middle Eastern)

     Cape Verdean background
Military Service
  1.   Yes    No  
Military Service, Continued
Admissions - Coastline
Admissions - 4 Year Institution
  1. Have you applied to Penn State in the last 2 years?  Yes    No
Academic History - High School
  1.   Yes     No 

PLEASE READ:

This information helps our institutions process academic transcripts. If you previously applied to either school in the degree pathway chosen, you should indicate this in this section. All previous college enrollment, whether or not transfer credit is desired should be listed. Failure to disclose information may result in the denial of admission or retroactive administrative withdrawal from the college/university without refund or course credits.

Official transcripts must be submitted directly from all colleges attended to Coastline and the 4 year Institution; transcripts sent by students are considered unofficial. PHOTOCOPIES AND STUDENT PRINTED COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please enter your most recent postsecondary information first.

#1 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2.   Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#2 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#3 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#4 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#5 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#6 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#7 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#8 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#9 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No

#10 Postsecondary Education - Add

  1.   Applied     Enrolled
  1. NOTE: If you're not sure of the exact dates, please give your best estimate.
  2. Are you currently enrolled or do you plan to take future courses at this college/university?
      Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
  4.   Yes     No
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English Proficiency
  1.   Yes     No
Miscellaneous
  1.   Yes     No
  2.   Yes     No
  3.   Yes     No
Personal Statement
  1. Count:
Application Confirmation
Your application is almost complete. Please read the following important information and then check the box at the bottom of the page to confirm your agreement to the terms and conditions in order to complete the online application process.

Application Approval Process

You will receive confirmation on acceptance of your application once it goes through our formal approval process.

Academic History - Postsecondary Requirement

This information helps our institutions process academic transcripts. If you previously applied to either school in the degree pathway chosen, you should've indicated this on your application in the 'Postsecondary Education' section. All previous college enrollment, whether or not transfer credit is desired should've been listed. Failure to disclose information may result in the denial of admission or retroactive administrative withdrawal from the college/university without refund or course credits. If you did not adequately supply all of this information, please contact the Learning 1st Coordinator, Jason Ward, at: (714) 241-6323 or learning1st@coastline.edu for further assistance.

One official transcript from each prior institution must be submitted to Coastline Community College and a second set of all official transcripts must be sent to the institution that corresponds to the degree pathway chosen (do not send a Coastline Community College transcript in the second set; one will be sent for you). PHOTOCOPIES AND STUDENT PRINTED COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Transcripts sent by students are considered unofficial.

Non-Discrimination Clause

DISCLAIMER: The policy of the institutional partners in the Learning 1st Program is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. We will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, handicap, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admission, employment, and access to and treatment in the instituions' programs and activities.

Student Information Release Authorization Agreement

Please print, read and sign the following PDF document that is related to the degree pathway you selected on the applicaton. You can either mail, fax or scan and email the signed document to the address listed below. Please keep a copy for your records.

EMAIL SCANNED & SIGNED COPY TO: learning1st@coastline.edu

-OR-

FAX SIGNED COPY TO:
(714) 241-6270

-OR-

MAIL ORIGINAL SIGNED COPY TO:
Coastline Community College
Contract/Corporate Education Dept.
c/o Jason Ward, Learning 1st Coordinator
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), please contact them here:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901
PH: (202) 260-3887
FAX: (202) 260-9001
EMAIL: ferpa@ed.gov

FINAL STEP...

  

Congratulations!

You have successfully completed and submitted your online application to the Learning 1st Program.


Soon you will receive email confirmation at the primary email address you supplied on the application. If you do not receive confirmation within 1 business day (Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM Pacific Time), please email or contact us at: (714) 241-6326 X16323.

When you receive the email, it is important that you read through it entirely and follow the steps listed in order to expedite the application approval process.


Thank you again for your interest in our program and we look forward to helping you attain your educational goal!

Save/Exit Application

You chose to exit the online application before it was complete. If you DO NOT want to save the information you've already entered, click the 'Exit' button, otherwise click the 'Save & Exit' button which will allow you to access and complete your application at a later time.


NEW USERS: If you choose to save your information, a user name and password will be emailed to the primary email address you provided on the application. After you receive the email, click the 'Activate' link and follow the directions to access and complete the application process at your convenience.


EXISTING USERS: Your application is not complete, but any changes and/or updates you made will be saved. Use your same login information to access and complete the application process at your convenience.

Updated Application

Your completed application has been updated. Thank you.


Duplicate Email Address

We found an application on file with this same email address: .

Please contact our Program Coordinator if you need to make updates to your application:

learning1st@coastline.edu
(714) 241-6326 X16323