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New Student Orientation

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Welcome to the WCTC Family!

New Student Orientation is offered online and is required for all newly admitted program students. Orientation takes less than 30 minutes and can be completed on a computer, smartphone or tablet. It covers:

WCTC Student Life Office

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Begin Orientation

Fall 2024 Start: Begin New Student Orientation

Spring 2025 Start: Orientation will be available here beginning September 1, 2024.

Log In

You will be prompted to log in when you begin orientation. Log in using your myWCTC username and password. Contact the IT Service Desk at 262.691.5555 if you need login assistance.

Register for Courses

After completing orientation, your next step is to register for courses:

  1. Review DegreeWorks: Log into myWCTC, then locate DegreeWorks. Here, you'll find courses required for your program, any applicable completed courses (i.e. transfer credits) and placement requirements.
  2. Locate Your Program Plan: Select your program in the catalog and choose the program plan that fits your schedule.
  3. Register for Classes: Access the registration portal to verify course availability and register. View video tutorial
    • Select "Register for Classes" and select the term.
    • Search your courses, add them to your account, then select "Submit."
  4. Review your Schedule and Confirm Registration: Select "View Current or Past Schedules" and select the term.

Please note:

  • Fall Term 1 (8-week and 16-week courses) begins Monday, August 19, 2024.
  • Financial Aid Recipients: Confirm the status of your financial aid award, or be prepared to set up a payment plan.
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science students with an advising hold, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor prior to registration.

Questions? Contact 262.691.5400 or

View Checklist

View the new student checklist for your next steps after course registration.

Jump Start Sessions

Come jump start your WCTC experience at an optional in-person welcome session. Designed for students registered for classes in the upcoming semester, you’ll get a taste of campus life just in time to kick off your classes with confidence.

Please note, Jump Start does not replace the mandatory New Student Orientation.

More to Know

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WCTC is dedicated to providing equal access to all students. New Student Orientation includes videos with closed captioning. To request accommodations, please email Student Accessibility at or call 262.691.5318.

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