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Friday, October 31, 2014

Changes Affect Fall 2009 Registration for Students

Beginning Fall Semester, students at Washtenaw Community College will find a more streamlined registration procedure for some classes, new qualifications for others, and greater accessibility to their own progress in their program of study.

Writing Center Orientation

Students no longer need to enroll in a separate Writing Center section when they register for any English class that lists English 000 as a co-requisite. Instead, students must attend a Writing Center orientation during the first week of classes.

Students can choose when to attend the hour-long Writing Center orientation, which begins on the hour during the following blocks of time:

  • Friday, August 28, 9:00am–4:00pm
  • Saturday, August 29, 9:00am–noon
  • Monday, August 31, 9:00am–8:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 1, 8:00am–8:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 2, 8:00am–8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 3, 9:00am–2:00pm, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Once you complete Writing Center orientation, you’ll be required to make weekly Writing Center visits until the semester ends.

You are not required to attend Writing Center orientation if you register for an English class offered on Sunday, online, or through an extension center.

College on Demand Online Classes

Students interested in taking online and blended classes can now verify their eligibility in MyWCC. One of the new requirements to take College on Demand (COD) online classes is that students keep their withdrawal rate from all WCC classes under 50 percent.  The withdrawal rate requirement applies to COD classes only, not blended.

To find out if you are eligible to take online or blended classes, start by logging into MyWCC. After you log in, click on Student Services, and on the next page, click on Student Records, then Distance Learning Eligibility.

Repeating Classes

New rules for repeating classes are also in effect starting Fall Semester. Students may repeat a class once without special permission, but to enroll in a class a third time and beyond, students must be granted permission to repeat by a full-time counselor.  The fourth time and beyond, students may also be assessed a $200 fee (per credit hour) in addition to tuition. Non-credit classes and some credit classes, such as Health and Fitness Experience (PEA 115), are exempt.

Program Requirements

Now students have an easy, online way to check their class requirements for graduation. Log into MyWCC, click on Student Services, and choose item 8: Program Requirements and Degree Audit.  Students can view a list of classes needed to graduate in their selected program and explore how changes to the program of study would affect graduation requirements.

Veteran Benefits

New funding options through the Post-9/11 GI Bill are now available for veterans but students must select an option that best fits their situation. Choose carefully as some of the choices are irrevocable. More information is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

For more information, check the news story, Registration for Fall Semester Starts July 15. The story details some of the various steps involved in the registration process, and lists the dates and times for each step.  It also tells you whom to see and where to look for questions and advice.

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