WCTC Student

New Student Orientation

Welcome to the WCTC Family!

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

Contact Information

WCTC Student Life Office

College Center, Room C-121

Get Started


Begin Orientation

Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 Start:
Begin New Student Orientation >

Spring 2024 Start: Orientation will be available here beginning September 1, 2023.


Log In

You will be prompted to log in when you begin orientation. Log in using your myWCTC username and password. Contact the 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:

  • Log into DegreeWorks using your WCTC username and password. You'll find required courses, placement requirements, prerequisites, course descriptions, transfer credit, minimum grade requirements and more.
  • Select your program in the catalog, then select the program plan that fits your schedule.
  • Check your WCTC email for your New Student Advising Guide from your academic advisor. If you have questions, please contact 262.691.5400 or advising@wctc.edu.

Please note:

  • Summer classes begin Monday, June 12, 2023.
  • Fall Term 1 (8-week and 16-week) classes begin Monday, August 21, 2023.
  • Financial Aid Recipients: Confirm the status of your financial aid award, or be prepared to set up a payment plan.

View Checklist

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


More to Know

You may be exempt from completing New Student Orientation if you are adding or changing a program, or if you have graduated from WCTC within the past two years.

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 SAO@wctc.edu or call 262.691.5318.