Summer 2020 Semester Goes Online

April 2, 2020 Washtenaw Community College

Summer semester has always been a great time for you to catch up, stay on track or get ahead of your academic goals. WCC faculty and staff have been working hard to provide you with the best academic experience during these uncertain times.

This summer we have enhanced our online learning experience to provide you with flexibility to meet your needs. We have expanded WCC Online to include traditional courses which have been adapted to online learning formats.

WCC continues to be the leader in online learning, offering both quality instruction and affordability. We are committed to seeing you succeed.

This summer, don’t let anything hold you back from continuing your momentum!

 

Washtenaw Community College is the #1 Online community college in Michigan.

Two Online Academic Learning Formats

 

On-Demand

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Courses are accessible online 24/7, so you can learn during lunch breaks, when the kids are asleep, or any time that’s best for you.

 

On-Demand Courses

Virtual Classroom

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Virtual classroom experiences are unique in design to allow students to engage in traditional class discussion in a virtual environment. Classes are scheduled at set times, just like in-person courses. Depending on your learning style, you may prefer this structured approach to on-demand courses.

 

Virtual Classroom Courses

 

No matter your preferred learning style, WCC Online has options to help you succeed.

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Take a Peek into WCC Online Learning

Taking online courses is different from a traditional classroom setting, but if you’re motivated and focused on your goal, you’ll do just fine!

 

 

 

Summer 2020 Semester Sessions

Session I
May 8, 2020

Session II
May 26, 2020

Session III
June 23, 2020

 

Payment Options for Summer 2020

To demonstrate our commitment to helping students meet their educational goals, we have changed our payment plan for Summer 2020:

  • No payment deadlines until after the start of your classes
  • $25 enrollment fee waived for students who participate in a payment plan
  • Flexible payment plans with $0 down
  • Students will not be dropped from classes if they are attending

It's not too late to apply for financial aid. If you are a student who may have recently lost their job as a result of COVID-19, please complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Go to www.fafsa.gov to get started.

For more payment options, visit Pay Your Tuition.

 

Support and Resources

Get academic advising and career planning help with WCC’s virtual advisors.

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If you’re a first-year student in need of assistance, your success coach will provide personal, holistic support throughout your first academic year. They may also be able to provide you with available community resources. Learn more about First-Year Success Coaching.

WCC students receive 10 hours of free virtual tutoring each semester. Login to Blackboard to access Virtual Tutoring.

Minimal requirements for taking course online:

  • Macintosh OS X (10.12 or higher) or Windows PC (7 or higher)
  • 4GB RAM (8GB RAM or more is highly recommended)
  • Screen resolution set to 1280x1024
  • Broadband/high-speed internet access speed of 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Webcam: Any of the following are acceptable:
    • Embedded computer webcam
    • External mounted webcam
    • Smartphone or tablet with camera
      Note: For smartphone or tablet: downloading apps such as GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams may be necessary

   Chromebook Users:

  • Nearly all online coursework can be completed using a Chromebook
  • Some specific programs may need a full Windows or Macintosh computer, such as computer science
  • Our virtual proctoring service requires a Windows or Macintosh computer, however, students can visit a local testing center* to complete exams
    * Note: WCC's Testing Center will not be available while Michigan's Stay-at-Home order is enforced.

If you have questions about your student account or academic records, contact the Student Connection at [email protected] or (734) 973-3543.

If you're experience Blackboard technical issues, contact  [email protected] or chat with IT services.

Additional remote learning resources are available to students.

Achievements

2018-19 Best Community Colleges Michigan

Ranked #1 Community College in Michigan  by schools.com

Best Online Colleges Michigan 2018

Ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Michigan by Best Value Schools.

AC Best Online Community Colleges 2018

Ranked among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the country by AC Online.