Steps to Apply

Follow these five steps to become a WCTC student. Our friendly admissions staff is here to help with any questions you have along the way. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.

    Application deadlines vary by program. Refer to your desired program’s page for deadline details. If you’re an international student, follow these instructions.

  2. Request transcripts.

    Send your official high school or GED/HSED, college and/or military transcripts to WCTC. Transcripts must arrive at WCTC in the original sealed envelope or from a verified electronic transcript delivery services.

    Mail to:
    Office of Admissions
    C-019
    800 Main Street
    Pewaukee, WI 53072

  3. 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 within the last 15 years.
    • Official ACT, ACCUPLACER®, Compass, Asset, GED Reasoning through Language Arts - 2014 Series (165 or higher), or TABE Advanced test results. Scores no older than five years are accepted.
    • 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. The best part is, we can still get you started at WCTC!

  4. Complete additional program requirements.

    Review your desired program's page for details.

  5. Keep an eye out for your acceptance letter!

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

When is the earliest I can apply?

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)

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

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