Admissions

Ready to join the Washtenaw family? We’re ready to help you through every step of the journey. We are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals, so let’s get started!

Simple Next Steps

The enrollment process varies depending on where WCC can better suit your needs as a student, and the kind of courses you want to take.

Below are examples of checklist items for new, transfer and dual enrollment applicants. Checklist items are tasks that an applicant must complete before they can be admitted to the College. *Admissions checklist items may vary based on each individual student.

*New Students

New students are students who have not attended any college, and/or who have completed fewer than 15 credit hours.

  • Entry Assessment

*Transferring to WCC

Transfer students have more than 15 completed credit hours (with a cumulative 2.0 GPA) coming into WCC.

  • Entry Assessment

*Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Welcome Packet

  • Entry Assessment
  • College Level Basic Skills Met
  • Proof of Age or Grade
  • Signature of Principal/Counselor
  • Signature of Parent/Guardian

Enrollment Steps:

Find your path. What are you good at? What captures your imagination? Explore programs by Interest, take a career assessment, or work directly with academic advisors who can help you with identifying your career pathway.

Submit your application online anytime. Applying is free and only takes about ten minutes to complete. Use your personal email address for login to the application account. The application will allow you to upload your high school transcript or your unofficial college transcripts if applicable, and other application materials. It can take up to one business day for your application to be processed. You will receive an email with your WCC Student ID number in your ‘Welcome to WCC email.’

Your netID is your online identity with WCC. It allows you to access all online services at WCC ranging from your WCC email account to MyWCC where you can view MyChecklist for admission requirements, register for classes, check your grades, and more.

Note: This is a different login than the account you created for your application. You will set up your netID after you receive your WCC Student ID number, which will be emailed to you once your application has been processed.

  • Steps to view your checklist: Login through MyWCC and click on your Applicant tab "Check My Checklist ". Click on an item to get instructions for completing it.
  • Academic Levels & Placement: If you have a Placement/Entry Assessment checklist item, you can satisfy it in a variety of ways.
    • (Preferred Option) The Writing Placement test is used to calculate academic levels for reading and writing and may be completed on any device. Access the Writing Placement test.
    • You may sign up to take the Accuplacer test by clicking on the link order your test. Your submitted request will automatically be sent to [email protected]. A proctor will send you instructions and a link to sign up. Please note: You must have internet, PC or laptop with a webcam and microphone. Accuplacer does not work on Chromebook or tablet.
    • Submit a pdf score report of your ACT, SAT, PSAT 10 or PSAT 11 score report.
    • If you are currently in 12th grade and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, submit your high school transcript.
    • If you are a high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, submit your final high school transcript with a posted graduation date.
  • Check the class schedule to see what classes WCC is offering, and review your degree requirements to see which classes are required. Pay special attention to prerequisites and corequisites, which are classes or skill levels that are required before you can register for a course.
  • Register for classes by clicking on Student Services in MyWCC and selecting Registration-Add/Drop Classes to register for the classes you want.

Note: The "Schedule Planner Registration Cart" is not where you register; it's just a tool that can help you plan your schedule.

  • Where you live (your residency status) determines your tuition rate. Review the WCC residency status criteria to prepare for your payment.
  • If not using Financial Aid, set up a Student Payment Plan and/or Pay Your Bill. There are various ways to pay for your tuition. You can authorize a third party, such as your employer, to pay on your behalf.
  • If interested in Financial Aid & Scholarships, fill out your FAFSA and then check your Financial Aid to make sure everything is complete.
  • If you need help with the cost of your tuition, visit the Office of Financial Aid for loans and scholarships or Student Resource Center for emergency food and financial assistance.

Each class lists the required books and supplies, including their cost. Check out Open Educational Resources by subject disciplines (OERS), too!

  • Save time and money—order your books online.
  • Visit the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the first floor of the Student Center Building. Note: The bookstore is currently closed through the fall semester, but students are welcome to inquire about shipping and curbside pickup: [email protected] or 734-973-3594

Orientation is offered virtually and is designed for all incoming students. The sessions are rich with content about WCC resources, technology, wrap-around services and how to get help finalizing your course schedule and program plan. Virtual Orientation Sessions are facilitated by a Success Coach and Student Ambassador, and will guide new students through everything you will need to know about being a successful WCC student. Sessions take approximately 1 hour in an online format requiring a laptop/phone, webcam/camera, and microphone.

Drop in or make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to create an educational plan, which will help you graduate on time and on budget! You should plan next term’s classes before registration begins in order to avoid full classes and waitlists.

Who should see an advisor prior to attending WCC?

  • First time college students
  • Students who have academic levels lower than college level (6/6) in reading/writing
  • Students who are transferring into WCC and want to make sure they are on the right degree pathway and map out a program plan
  • Anyone who is seeking assistance with classes or who is interested in transferring to a four-year college

 

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