Registration Planning | Waukesha County Technical College

Registration Planning

If you're a newly-admitted program student, you must attend New Student Orientation, where you will register for your first semester classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early for the courses you want. It's helpful to check in with your Academic Advisor to make sure you're on the right track.

How many credits should I register for?

Here are a few important things to consider when determining the amount of credits to take each semester:

  • Work hours
  • Child care
  • Family responsibilities
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Study time commitment (Plan to study two to three hours per credit per week for traditional 16-week courses. Shorter courses may require more time per week.)
  • Timeframe for graduation
  • Accommodation needs
  • Costs including tuition, books and supplies
  • Financial aid availability
  • Veteran benefits
  • Course availability

Which courses should I choose?

Choosing the right courses depends on several factors, including:

  • Placement scores
  • Potential plans to transfer
  • Transportation and commute time
  • Prerequisites and program restrictions
  • Attendance requirements