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Ready to Jump In?

We're so excited for you to join the WCTC student body! Follow the steps below to apply to a WCTC associate degree or diploma program. Our friendly admissions staff is here to help with any questions you have along the way.

Here's what you'll need to apply:

  • Program of study
  • Preferred start term
  • $30 application fee
Contact Information

WCTC Admissions Office

College Center, Room C-019

Questions? We’re here to help!

Our friendly Admissions Advisors are here to help you throughout the entire WCTC admissions process. They provide comprehensive, one-on-one support to help you complete your admissions steps and get started at WCTC. Admissions Advisors can:

  • Support you as you complete your program admission steps and the student onboarding process.
  • Offer in-depth detail on academic programs, so you can choose the path that’s best for you.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences among associate degree, technical diploma, and certificate programs and how they relate to career pathway opportunities.
  • Explore transfer in/transfer out opportunities and provide an unofficial evaluation of your prior college coursework to determine which courses will transfer into your program.
  • Help you interpret your placement assessment scores and understand how they affect your course sequence.
  • Provide campus resources, financial literacy information and more!

Schedule an Appointment >

Appointments are available in person, virtually via Zoom or by phone. Or get in touch directly:

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Steps to Apply:


Apply Online

Be prepared to pay a $30 application fee when you apply. Deadlines vary by program. Refer to your desired program’s page for start term options and deadlines.

If you’re an international student, follow these instructions.

Already applied? Check your application status.


Request Transcripts

Send your high school or GED/HSED, college and/or military transcripts to WCTC. 


Complete Placement Assessment (if required)

Complete a placement assessment, if required for your program. You can demonstrate your reading, writing and/or math skills in one or more of the following ways:

  • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.
  • ACT, ACCUPLACER®, Compass, Asset, GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher), or TABE Advanced test results.
  • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.
  • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

If you didn't meet the minimum demonstrated skill level required for a course in your program, don't worry. We have resources available to help you raise your scores or complete skill-building courses; we can still get you started at WCTC!


Complete Program Requirements

Review the "How to Apply" section on your desired program's webpage for details.


Watch for Your Acceptance Letter

We'll fill you in on next steps after you're accepted.


When is the earliest I can apply?

Due to the high demand of some programs, be sure to check your program's webpage for important application deadlines.

WCTC District Residents

  • October 1 for the following fall semester (August start)
  • April 1 for the following spring semester (January start)

Out-of-District Residents

  • November 1 for the following fall semester (August start)
  • May 1 for the following spring semester (January start)

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