I have attended college before
Attention Former WCC Students: We've made it easier for you to return to Whatcom! If you want to return for a quarter that begins within one year (4 quarters) after the quarter you last attended WCC, you don't have to reapply for admission.
|If you last attended:||You are eligible to reactivate your student status for:|
|Fall||the following Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall|
|Winter||the following Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter|
|Spring||the following Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring|
|Summer||the following Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer|
Email the Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information in your email:
- Subject line: Reactivate my student status
- Include your name, Student ID#, the last quarter you attended WCC, the quarter you plan to return and your intended program of study.
If you have been gone for more than one year, please apply for admission (see below).
Apply for Admission
The College is an open-door institution and welcomes any person who is at least 18 years of age, or has graduated from high school, or holds a GED certificate. You can apply at any time throughout the year, but if you meet our published priority deadline, you will be assigned an early registration access time based on the date we received your application.
Quarterly Priority Deadlines
To receive a priority registration access time, you must apply/reactivate by the priority deadline listed in the Registration Calendar.
If you miss this priority deadline, you may still register during General Registration.
3 Easy Ways to Apply
By using this link to the Web Admissions Center, APPLY ONLINE, we will receive your application immediately. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
If you are unable to use the Web Admissions Center to apply online, you may print this downloadable version of the Application for Admission Form [PDF]. Please read and follow the instructions on the form carefully.
You may also email email@example.com with your name, address, and phone number to receive an application packet.
After we receive your application, you can expect to receive your New Student Enrollment Information Packet within two weeks.
Paying for College
The college participates in federal, state and local financial aid programs which include grants, loans, work study and scholarships. For more information, visit the Financial Aid information page. Notice: Veterans and/or their dependents may qualify for educational benefits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Assessment and Orientation
If you have already completed college-level English composition or math classes with passing grades, you may be exempt from assessment testing. Bring a copy of your academic transcript(s) to your Advising/Registration appointment and have official transcripts sent to WCC.
We will accept Asset, Compass and Accuplacer scores for English and reading. Bring official test score results to your advising appointment. (Note: The math assessment must be taken at WCC.)
Assessments in math, reading and English are scheduled throughout the quarter and are required for students who have not completed college-level math and English composition courses with grades of C or better. Designed to identify your present skill levels, this information is important for your academic success and will help you and your advisor select appropriate classes.
Sessions are held in both group and individual setting, and the group sessions include a brief new student orientation. Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to make an appointment.
If you would like more information about the math assessment, please visit our Online Math Center at www.math.whatcom.ctc.edu and select "WCC Math Placement Info".
If you are thinking of enrolling in online classes, we encourage you to take our free online assessment and check your readiness for online education. The assessment will give you feedback on your online readiness plus provide resources to improve your online skills. To take the assessment, go here. For login name, use WCC-Web and for password, use online1. Questions about your assessment outcomes can be answered by an advisor at email@example.com.
Prepare for Your First Quarter
Use the following resources to help you prepare for registration:
- Online College Catalog - review different degree options and individual course descriptions
- Advising - meet with an advisor to review your plan. Call the Entry & Advising Center at 360.383.3080 to make an appointment or inquire about drop-in hours. Bring copies of your college transcripts when you meet with an advisor.
- My OASISonline resources:
- Class Schedules by Quarter - A complete listing of classes offered each quarter.
- Plan Your Schedule - A tool to help you plan a class schedule that fits your life schedule.
If you met the priority admissions deadline, you will be assigned a Registration Access time. You can register on or after this time. Check your Registration Access time on My OASIS. Enter OASIS and select Registration Access Date/Time. Students new to Whatcom are encouraged to see an advisor and must register in person the first time.
If you missed the priority admissions deadline, you will register during general registration. Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific registration dates and Tuition & Fees for payment due dates.
Prior College Work
Request that official academic transcripts from any previous colleges and universities you have attended be sent directly to the WCC Registration & Records Office. For details, please go to Transcripts from Prior Colleges.
Develop an Educational Plan
It is important to develop a long-range plan to meet your educational goals. Educational Planning information is located in the Services for Students section of our web under Educational Support.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Entry & Advising Center at 360.383.3080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.