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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to have a high school diploma to apply for admission?
  2. Do I have to apply for admission each semester?
  3. I took classes at WCC but it has been a while. Do I need to reapply for admission?
  4. How long does it take to process my admissions application?
  5. I just want to take non-credit courses, do I need to apply for admission to WCC?
  6. How do I know what classes to take?
  7. What if I need tutoring?
  8. What services do you offer someone who has a physical disability, learning disability or ADD/ADHD?
  9. How much does it cost to apply for admission?
  10. Am I an in-district student?
  11. Can I get a scholarship?
  12. Do I have to work towards an Associate's Degree or are there other options?
  13. When is the admissions application deadline?
  14. What happens after I submit my admissions application?

Do I have to have a high school diploma to apply for admission?

No. You may be admitted to the College if you are a high school graduate, have completed the GED, or are at least 18 years of age. If you are currently enrolled in high school or are being home schooled and would like to take courses at WCC at the same time, see "Dual Enrollment".

Do I have to apply for admission each semester?

Not unless you are a dual-enrolled high school student and under 18 years of age.

I took classes at WCC but it has been a while. Do I need to reapply for admission?

Yes. If it has been more than two years since you took credit classes at WCC you must reapply before you can take another credit class.

How long does it take to process my admissions application?

It takes at least one full business day (Monday through Friday) to complete the process from the time the application is received. Submit your application as early as possible.

I just want to take non-credit courses, do I need to apply for admission to WCC?

No, but you will need to go through the registration process for Continuing Education classes.

How do I know what classes to take?

Counselors and advisors will be glad to help you. See a Faculty Academic Advisor or a Counselor for more details on selecting classes. Online Advising is also available to WCC students.

What if I need tutoring?

Extensive free tutoring services are offered through the Office of Learning Support Services. Learning Support Services phone number is 734-973-3342. Professional tutors are available to help you with specific classes, with study skills, or with time management. In addition, you might want to take advantage of the services of several WCC centers:

What services do you offer someone who has a physical disability, learning disability or ADD/ADHD?

Contact the Office of Learning Support Services either in person or by phone at 734-973-3342.

How much does it cost to apply for admission?

WCC does not charge an application fee.

Am I an in-district student?

Please visit the Residency section for information.

Can I get a scholarship?

The WCC Foundation, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Student Resource & Women's Center may have scholarship resources for you.

Do I have to work towards an Associate's Degree or are there other options?

There are plenty of options and choices for you at WCC.

You may choose to complete an associate's degree program (about two years of full-time study) either in a career field or in a transfer program designed to give you a jump start on your four-year degree at another institution.

We also offer many certificate programs which will get you job ready in a year or less. WCC has programs in business, health, public services, and technology.

If you're interested in taking classes for personal interest, there's a wide range-all our credit courses as well as many non-credit offerings for personal-interest classes, business training, computers, health and more.

When is the admissions application deadline?

There is usually a suggested application deadline several weeks before the semester begins. Students may submit their applications later but it may be difficult for these students to complete their admission requirements before the start of the semester. International F1 visa students have earlier deadlines that must be met before they are admitted.

What happens after I submit my admissions application?

WCC will notify you by mail after your application has been processed. You may call the Student Connection at 734-973-3543 one full business day after you have applied to see if you can sign up yet for orientation.

Next, you must complete orientation and basic skills assessment before you will be permitted to register for classes. These requirements are explained in the Orientation section.

If you have any questions along the way, you can always call the Student Connection at 734-973-3543.

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