Simple Next Steps

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!

Your enrollment steps are the actions you need to take to become a student at Washtenaw Community College. The steps depend on each individual student’s situation, how we can best suit your needs as a student and depend on the kinds of courses you want to take. Regardless of what steps you have, there are two phases to the enrollment experience:

  • Phase I includes everything you go through to get through the application process. 
  • Phase II is focused on all of the steps to success you take to successfully register and become a new student at WCC.

Phase I: Complete the Application Process

1. Make an Informed Decision

Identify Your Program

2. Apply

Complete your Application & set up your Account
Complete Your Admissions Checklist

What’s an Admissions Checklist?

Checklist items are tasks that an applicant must complete before they can be admitted to the College, and these items may vary based on each individual student. You will have access to your personalized checklist once your application has been processed. 

Below are examples for freshman, transfer, dual enrollment, and guest applicants

  • Freshman Students | If you have not attended any college you are considered a Freshman Student. An example checklist could be:
    • Entry Assessment
  • Transferring to WCC Students | If you have attended another college you are considered a Transfer Student. You are not required to complete a placement test in English or reading comprehension if you have previously attended an accredited US college or university and have earned at least 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    • Entry Assessment
  • High School Dual Enrollment Students | If you are currently a high school student and want to take classes at WCC while you are still in high school, you are considered a Dual Enrolled Student. Please see: Dual Enrollment Welcome Packet
    • Entry Assessment
    • College Level Basic Skills Met
    • Proof of Age or Grade
    • Signature of Principal/Counselor
    • Signature of Parent/Guardian
  • Guest Student | If you are currently enrolled at another college or university and are taking a course or two at WCC, you are considered a Guest Student.

Phase II: Complete Your Steps to Success

3. Get Prepared

Complete Orientation
Connect with Your Academic Advisor
Apply for Financial Aid or learn about our Scholarships

4. Get your Schedule

Register for Classes

5. Get Organized

Pay for School
Buy Your Books


 Information Hub

Guest Students

Health & 2nd Tier Admissions

Credit for Prior Learning

Enrolled at another university and want to take courses at WCC

Competitive admission degrees & certificates

Ways to earn credit for life experiences
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Senior Citizens in Washtenaw County

Union Partnerships

F1 Visa Students

Emeritus scholarship program information Hands-on Training & Apprenticeships

Application information for F1 Visa students

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Washtenaw Technical Middle College

Former WCC Students

Current High School Students

WCC’s Early Middle College

Returning students coming back to WCC after two years

Options for students to take WCC classes while in high school
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