Registration Starts March 17 for Spring/Summer 2010 Semester
Registration for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester starts Wednesday, March 17, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, March 24.
A schedule of credit classes is available on WCC’s website.
Students should register early, according to Larry Aeilts, WCC’s registrar. “There’s a lot of demand for our classes,” he said. “Register early for the best selection.”
It’s especially important to register early for Spring/Summer, Aeilts said, because WCC offers fewer classes and sections than during Fall and Winter semesters. “Some classes will fill up the first day, and then there will just be waitlists,” Aeilts said. Last year, nearly 2,000 students signed up for classes during the first two days of Spring/Summer registration.
“All signs” indicate that enrollment for Spring/Summer will be higher than last year, Aeilts said. For the Winter 2010 Semester, the number of students jumped 7.5 percent and the number of credit hours taken soared 14.5 percent, he said.
Current and readmitted students have staggered registration start times on March 17. The times are based on the overall number of credit hours earned, either at WCC or through accepted transfer hours, through Fall Semester 2009:
- 45 hours or more: 8:00am
- 30 hours or more: 11:00am
- 15 hours or more: 1:00pm
- Less than 15 hours: 3:00pm
You’re a current student if you took credit classes at WCC in any semester from Spring/Summer 2008 to Winter 2010. You’re a readmitted student if you took classes more than two years ago and have reactivated your file by completing the online application again.
Registration for new students starts at 9:00am on Wednesday, March 24. New students must submit an online application and be admitted before they can register.
New Requirement Affects Some Students
A new requirement for Spring/Summer registration affects all new and readmitted students. Before registering, they must come into WCC to present documents that verify their identity and residency. A PDF list of accepted documents is available on WCC’s website.
The main reason for the new requirement is a federal law that seeks to prevent identity theft, said Sukanya Jett, director of admissions. Students can bring their documents to the Student Connection on the second floor of the Student Center building.
Jett urged students to bring in their documents as soon as possible after their application is processed. Processing takes about 24 hours after the application is submitted. “They can get this done now,” she said. New and readmitted students who do not bring in the documents will not be able to register, she said.
The new requirement does not affect current students.
Semester Begins May 10
The Spring/Summer Semester starts May 10 and ends Aug. 4. WCC will offer credit classes in 12-week, 10-week, and 7.5-week sessions.
The College offers classes during the day, at night, on weekends, online, and in a blended format that combines online and classroom instruction. Classes are available at WCC’s main campus and at extension centers in Brighton, Dexter, Hartland, and Ypsilanti.
The registration deadline for Spring/Summer classes that start May 10 is 6:00pm on May 6. The registration deadline for the second 10-week session that starts May 24 is May 20, and the deadline for the second 7.5-week session that starts June 14 is June 10.
See a Counselor
WCC strongly encourages students to see a counselor before registering for classes. You can make an appointment to see a counselor by calling Counseling & Career Planning at 734-677-5102. Walk-in counseling is also available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:30pm and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
You can submit basic advising questions through the Internet and receive replies by email or phone. If you need more help and it’s hard for you to get to campus, you can use WCC’s real-time online advising service. Your computer needs a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone for you to take full advantage of the service.
Students register for credit classes online. If you need access to a computer or help with registering, visit WCC’s Student Connection on the second floor of the Student Center building. If you have questions about registering, call the Student Connection at 734-973-3543.
Registration for WCC’s LifeLong Learning continuing education classes also starts March 17. You do not have to be admitted to WCC to take LifeLong Learning classes. The non-credit classes can help you pursue interests and hobbies, grow in your career and meet professional requirements, or simply learn something new.
A schedule of LifeLong Learning classes will be available online starting March 17. You can register for LifeLong Learning classes online, by mail, or in person at the Student Connection.