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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Registration Starts Nov. 14 for Winter Semester 2013

Current WCC students will have just a one-day edge over new students during class registration for Winter Semester 2013.

Winter registration for current and readmitted students starts Wednesday, Nov. 14. Registration for new students starts one day later on Thursday, Nov. 15. Previously, there was a one-week gap between the beginning of registration for current and new students.

Winter Semester starts Jan. 14 and ends May 6.

Winter registration marks the second semester that WCC students will use a class schedule that WCC launched for Fall Semester 2012. It allows students to find classes using keywords such as a subject, class name, instructor name, class number, or CRN. Other tools let students find classes by subject, location, time of day, days of the week, and type of class (traditional, blended, or online).

Registration Times Are Staggered

Current and readmitted students have staggered registration start times on Nov. 14. The times are based on the overall number of credit hours earned, either at WCC or through accepted transfer hours, through Spring/Summer Semester 2012:

  • 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 2011 to Fall 2012. 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 Nov. 15. New students must submit an online application and be admitted before they can register.

Online Tools Make Registration Easier

Students have several online tools to help them build their schedules through MyWCC, the system they use to 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 students to see which classes they still must take to earn a degree.
  • The Course Prerequisite Check lets students check prerequisites and, if they feel that they meet them, apply for a prerequisite override online.

Register Early for Best Class Selection

Students should register as early as possible to help ensure there are open seats in the classes they want.

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 extension centers in Brighton, Dexter, Hartland, and Ypsilanti.

WCC Offers Classes at High Schools

WCC also will offer classes at five high schools in addition to existing extension sites at Brighton High School and Dexter High School. Offering classes at high schools is an expansion of WCC’s dual enrollment program, which lets high school students take College classes while they’re in school.

The five high schools where classes will be offered include:

  • Chelsea High School
  • Hartland High School
  • Manchester High School
  • Milan High School
  • Whitmore Lake High School

In many cases, school districts will pay the tuition for their students who take WCC classes.

Need Help With Registering?

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.

You also can get help by calling the Student Connection at 734-973-3543 or sending an email to studrec@wccnet.edu. The office is normally open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Help in choosing classes is available at Counseling & Career Planning, where walk-in counseling is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The office is located on the second floor of the Student Center building.

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 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. 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 Nov. 14. You can register for LifeLong Learning classes online, by mail, or in person at the Student Connection.

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