Simple Next Steps

Are you ready to join the WCC 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!

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General Admissions Procedures

If you are enrolling to pursue a certificate or degree, preparing for transfer to another college or university, or exploring personal interests via a degree-credit course and you've graduated from a U.S. high school, you will be admitted and placed in classes based on your unweighted GPA or by other admission placement criteria.

STEP I:  Apply for Credit Classes

Set Up Your NetID
Identity Verification
Transfer Credits to WCC
Establish Your Academic Levels
Complete Orientation

What to Expect: Applying is free and only takes about 10 minutes to complete. The application will allow you to upload your high school transcripts or 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 email communication with your WCC Student ID number in your "Welcome to WCC" email. Depending on your situation, you may have additional admissions checklist items to complete prior to being able to register for class.


How to Satisfy Your Admissions Entry Assessment Checklist Item

Writing Placement Test is the preferred option and is used to calculate your academic levels for reading and writing that may be complete on any device.

Accuplacer Test is available for you to take in person, please note the testing center hours.

Standardized Test Scores: Submit a PDF score report of your ACT, SAT PSAT 10 or PSAT 11 score report for evaluation and course placement.

High School GPA: If you are currently a senior and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, submit your transcript. If you are in high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, submit your final high school transcript (U.S. high schools only). 

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Placement Testing Prerequisites & Corequisites

: Register for Classes

Get Academic Advising Help
Learn How to Register
Find books and Open Educational Resources (OERS)

What to Expect: You will 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. Be mindful of payment deadlines to ensure you aren't dropped from your classes. If for some reason you decide you are unable to take the class, you should drop the class by the Last Day to Drop. If you just quit coming to class but do not drop it, you will still owe the College for tuition and fees.

STEP III: Pay for School

Learn Payment Deadlines & Due Dates
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
Earn Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
Access Veteran's Benefits

What to Expect: Where you live (your residency status) determines your tuition rate, and you can 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. Each class lists the required books and supplies, including their cost. If you need help with the cost of your tuition, visit the Office or Financial Aid for loans and scholarships or Student Resource Center for emergency food and financial assistance.

Information Hub

Guest Students

Enrolled at another university and want to take courses at WCC


Health & 2nd Tier Admissions

Competitive admission degrees & certificates


Former/returning WCC Students

Returning students coming back to WCC after two years or more. 


Senior Citizens in Washtenaw County

Emeritus scholarship program information


Current High School Students

Options for students to take WCC classes while in high school


International Students

Application information for F1 Visa students


Family or WCC Students


Military Affiliated & Veteran Students


Washtenaw Technical Middle College

WCC’s Early Middle College


Still Need Help?

  • Connet with the Student Welcome Center or sign up to attend a tour and information session.
  • Explore programs by interest, take a career assessment or work directly with academic advisors to help you identify your career pathway. 
  • Compete your admission checklist (MyChecklist) when you log-in through MyWCC. Click on the Applicant tab, then the Check My Checklist and then click on an item to get instructions for completing it. 
  • 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 place next term's classes before registration begins in order to avoid full classes and waitlists.