My student has applied to WCC… now what?
Although every student’s Applicant Checklist may be different, the following are the general steps:
- Set up a WCC Account. Your student will have received their WCC ID Number via email shortly after applying.
- Apply for financial aid. Visit fafsa.gov to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need help? Contact our Financial Aid Office at 734-973-3523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply for scholarships. Encourage your student to search and apply for scholarships. The WCC Foundation gives more than $600,000 in scholarships to over 1,000 students each year. More information about the WCC Foundation Scholarships, including deadlines, can be found on their website. See our website for a complete list of scholarships, including the WCC Foundation Scholarship.
- Complete online orientation. Online orientation takes about 45 minutes to complete and covers the WCC enrollment and registration processes, placement testing and other useful topics. If your student does not have access to a computer, please encourage them to come to campus and use one of ours. Interested in viewing a portion of the online orientation your student will be completing? Feel free to explore this preview of Online Orientation.
Come to campus
- Visit Learning Support Services (LSS) if needed. Disability Services are available for students who have a disability and may need accommodations. Students needing accommodations for their Connect Session (in person orientation) and/or college placement test (entry assessment) please contact Learning Support Services at 734-973-3342 to speak with a Program Specialist. The office is open Monday and Wednesday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Tuesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
- Take the entry assessments. Placement testing can be completed by either submitting ACT or SAT scores to Student Connection, or taking the ACCUPLACER test in the Testing Center.
- ACCUPLACER is an untimed test that covers reading and writing. At the conclusion of the assessment, your student will be given a score report which a counselor or advisor can use to help them choose the courses best suited to their needs and goals.
- Students who need a math level to register for a math course need to complete the ALEKS assessment. At the end of the assessment, students can see their scores. Their advisors will have access to the scores as well to assist students in selecting the math course that best aligns with their level.
- Attend a Connect Session. In your student’s personalized Connect Session (in person orientation), your student will have the opportunity to explore their MyWCC student account, learn how to register for classes, discover information about relevant campus resources, and talk with current students to discover the ins and outs of student life at WCC. Check out the orientation page on our website for more information.
- Meet with an advisor/counselor. Encourage your student to meet with a counselor/advisor to determine what courses they should take. Talking this over with a counselor/advisor can help your student make the most out of their time here and prevent wasting any time or money on classes they do not need to take. Your student can contact the Counseling & Career Planning front desk at 734-677-5102 to schedule their appointment or they can make their own appointment from the WCC Gateway (click on the orange Student Services Appointments box).
Online or on campus
- Register for classes. Your student will learn how to register for courses during their online orientation and Connect Session. If your student would like assistance registering for courses, please encourage them to utilize the Student Connection on the second floor of the Student Center.
- Pay tuition and fees. Your student will need to pay for tuition and fees by the payment deadline to keep their place in the classes they registered for. Visit WCC’s Cash Course site for more information and resources on paying for college and making informed financial decisions throughout college years and beyond.
Back on campus
- Obtain a WCC photo ID. After registering for classes, your student will need to bring a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, high school ID) to Student Connection. Encourage your student to review their office hours before they visit. After doing so, they will be able to take their class schedule to the Campus Safety and Security office on the second floor of the Student Center. This office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
- Buy/Rent/Borrow textbooks. Students may choose to purchase or rent textbooks from our on campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Student Center, or they may consider other options. Your student’s instructors may also have put a copy of the textbook on reserve with the Bailey Library.
- Locate classes. Encourage your student to locate the classes they have registered for prior to the first day of class. They can either visit campus and search for their classes in person or utilize the online room locator tool.