Registration Starts July 14 for Fall 2010 Semester
Registration for WCC’s Fall Semester starts Wednesday, July 14, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, July 21.
A schedule of credit classes is available on WCC’s website. Fall Semester starts Aug. 27 and ends Dec. 17.
Students have a new online tool to help them build their schedules. The WCC Schedule Planner lets students type in classes they want and block out times they’re not available because of work or other commitments. The tool then generates multiple possible schedules.
Students can further refine those schedules. For example, if they want a particular class section so they get a certain instructor, they can enter that in the WCC Schedule Planner.
“We hope it will save students time and frustration, especially as classes fill up,” said Larry Aeilts, WCC’s registrar. Data in the WCC Schedule Planner will be updated every few minutes, Aeilts said. Students can choose to get results that just show classes with open seats or that also show classes with waitlist spaces.
The WCC Schedule Planner will be available starting Monday, July 12, through MyWCC, the website where students register for classes.
Registration Times are Staggered
Current and readmitted students have staggered registration start times on July 14. The times are based on the overall number of credit hours earned, either at WCC or through accepted transfer hours, through Winter Semester 2010:
- 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 Fall 2008 to Spring/Summer 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, July 21. New students must submit an online application and be admitted before they can register.
New and readmitted students also must come into WCC to present documents that verify their identity and residency before they can register. A list of accepted documents is available on WCC’s website. Students should bring in their documents as soon as possible after their application is processed.
Students Urged to Register Early
It’s vital for students to register as early as possible because enrollment is expected to rise for Fall Semester, Aeilts said. “Finding open sections will be a problem a few weeks into registration,” he said. In the Fall 2009 Semester enrollment increased 10 percent over the previous year, to 14,202 students.
WCC 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 other locations including Brighton, Dexter, Hartland, Ypsilanti, and Mason Hall on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor.
A number of deadlines related to registration are coming up. They include:
- Aug. 5, 10:00pm: Deadline to pay tuition if you register between July 14 and Aug. 5.
- Aug. 6: Deadline for the Financial Aid office to receive a student’s FAFSA information from the federal government.
- Aug. 20, 5:00pm: Deadline for applying for admission or readmission.
- Aug. 24: Deadline for completing in-person orientation.
- Aug. 25, noon: Deadline for being in the Testing Center to take the COMPASS assessment test.
- Aug. 25, 6:00pm: Deadline for registering for Fall Semester classes that start Aug. 27.
See a Counselor
WCC strongly encourages all students to see a counselor before registering for classes. Walk-in counseling is 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.
Register for LifeLong Learning Classes
Registration for WCC’s LifeLong Learning continuing education classes also starts July 14. You do not have to be admitted to WCC to take the non-credit classes.
A schedule of LifeLong Learning classes will be available online starting July 14. You can register for LifeLong Learning classes online, by mail, or in person at the Student Connection.