Getting Started

How to Apply to WCTC

International Students should visit the Global Education page for admissions information.

  1. Confirm your program choice
  2. Complete the application for admission (Note program application deadlines). This can be done one of three ways:
    • Online
    • In-person at the Admissions office in the College Center, Room C-019
    • Via paper application printed from the website and mailed or dropped off to WCTC
  3. Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee by check, money order, credit card, by phone or in person.
  4. Request appropriate transcripts.
    • Send official high school, GED/HSED or college (if applicable) transcripts to WCTC. Transcripts must arrive at WCTC in their original sealed envelope; opened transcripts will not be accepted.
    • Those who attended another college prior to applying to WCTC may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Please use the Transcript Evaluation Request Form in addition to submitting offical transcripts.
    • University/college coursework completed outside the United States must be submitted to an educational credentialing agency for an official evaluation of earned foreign credentials. Only course-by-course evaluation reports will be accepted. Educational Credential Evaluators is an example of one such agency.
  5. Take the COMPASS Assessment.
    • This test, which assesses reading, writing and math skills, is used as a tool to aid in coursework selection and academic planning.
    • Once the application and fee has be has been submitted to WCTC, sign up for a testing session.
    • Please note: ACT or Accuplacer entrance exams may exempt students from taking the COMPASS exam. Test scores must be from the past five years.
  6. Complete additional program requirements.
    • Refer to the program page for additional supplemental items needed for program admissions or contact the Admissions office at 262.691.5200.

Next Steps After Program Acceptance

Detailed information in regard to the below steps will be mailed to admitted students approximately 4 weeks prior to New Student Registration (See College Calendar for registration dates).

  1. Attend a registration planning session.
    • Search for a Session

    • If your program is not listed, contact the Counseling and Advising Center at 262.691.5400 to schedule a planning session.
    • Meet your academic advisor to learn about program requirements, class selection, registration processes and campus resources.
  2. Attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.
  3. Register for classes.

Change Programs or Cancel an Application

Change Program

Applicants or current students who want to change their program of study may do so by completing a new application for admission. The application file will be re-evaluated based upon the requirements for the new program.

  • Once all admission requirements of the new program are met, the student is placed in the program contingent upon capacity.
  • Applications must be submitted during the appropriate application period. Please see our application deadlines list for more information.
  • Students must inform any financial aid provider of the change of major.

Cancel Application

For applicants who need to withdraw from the application process, please complete the Cancellation of Program Application Form.