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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Registration Starts Nov. 10 for Winter 2011 Semester

Registration for WCC’s Winter 2011 Semester starts Wednesday, Nov. 10, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

A schedule of credit classes is available on WCC’s website. Winter Semester starts Jan. 10 and ends May 2.

Students have several online tools to help them build their schedules through MyWCC, where students register for classes:

  • The WCC Schedule Planner lets students type in classes they want and block out times they’re unavailable, and then produces possible class schedules.
  • The Program Requirements and Degree Audit allows student to see which classes they still must take to earn a degree.
  • The Course Prerequisite Check lets students check prerequisites for a class and, if they feel that they meet them, apply for a prerequisite override online.

“Students should take advantage of all the tools that are available to them before registration begins, so that they can be ready to register as soon as registration is available to them,” said Kathy Currie, director of student records. “All of the tools are designed to make it easier for students to register and to help them avoid making errors.”

Registration Times Are Staggered

Current and readmitted students have staggered registration start times on Nov. 10. The times are based on the overall number of credit hours earned, either at WCC or through accepted transfer hours, through Spring/Summer 2010 Semester:

  • 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 Winter 2009 to Fall 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, Nov. 17. 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 official government documents that verify their identity and residency before they can register. Students should bring in their documents as soon as possible after WCC processes their application. The requirement does not apply to current students.

Students Urged to Register Early

Students should register as early as possible to ensure the greatest selection of classes. During the previous Winter Semester, 14,167 students enrolled at WCC.

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, at extension centers in Brighton, Dexter, Hartland, and Ypsilanti, and at Mason Hall on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor.

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.

Deadlines Are Approaching

A number of deadlines related to registration are coming up. They include:

  • Nov. 30: Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by now to have the best chance of getting aid approved before the semester begins.
  • Dec. 9, 10:00pm: Deadline to pay tuition if you register between Nov. 10 and Dec. 9. Registration continues through Jan. 6, with later payment deadlines tied to the date you register.
  • Jan. 3, 7:00pm: Deadline to apply for admission or readmission.
  • Jan. 5: Deadline for completing in-person orientation.
  • Jan. 6, noon: Deadline to be in the Testing Center to take the COMPASS assessment test.
  • Jan. 6, 6:00pm: Deadline to register for Winter Semester classes that start Jan. 10.

See a Counselor

WCC strongly encourages students to see a counselor before registering for classes. Walk-in counseling at Counseling & Career Planning 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.

Register for LifeLong Learning Classes

Registration for WCC’s LifeLong Learning continuing education classes also starts Nov. 10. 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 Nov. 10. You can register for LifeLong Learning classes online, by mail, or in person at the Student Connection.

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