Guest Students

Each year we welcome many guest students to WCC!  Some enjoy taking classes during the summer when they are home, and others take classes during the year to supplement their coursework at their college or university.

This year we realize that many may be cautious about returning to their colleges or universities with so many unknowns. If you are concerned about returning to your institution, WCC is happy to help you complete your general education requirements as a guest student here and easily transfer those courses to your home institution.

So, whether you want to stay on track, jumpstart your next year or stay close to home, we’re here to help you accomplish your goal!

Ready to start your journey? Explore what WCC has in store this Fall.  Session’s start Monday, August 31.

I'm currently working toward my degree at U of M Ann Arbor.  The WCC courses have a wider range of class times during the day which makes it easier to fit into my schedule when I'm working. The WCC faculty are well trained at delivering material in online formats. I'm happy that I'm still learning while classes are remote.
Ellen Reed, WCC Guest Student

Low Tuition Helps You Save More

WCC’s tuition is among the lowest tuition in the U.S., starting at just $95 per credit hour in-district. Get a quality education at a fraction of the cost, compared to other colleges and universities.

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* Average full-time tuition based on findings from the National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2017–2018 (based on provisional data) Values.
** 2018–2019 academic year in-district tuition for 24 credits. Source:

Help Paying For College

You can get help paying for college with financial aid options such as scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, military educational benefits, and even grants for unexpected emergencies. Make sure to explore all of your options to get the most savings.

WCC Cares Grant

If you need help paying for technology including a laptop or internet access, course materials, childcare or other expense related to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a grant funded by the Cares Act.

WCC Cares Grant

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15+ Years in Online Education

Choose the virtual classroom format for scheduled class times and real-time interaction, or on-demand courses for maximum flexibility. We offer over 25 associate degree and certificate programs and over 100+ courses available 100% online.

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Get The Personalized Support You Need!

  • Our small class sizes and professional teaching faculty ensure you receive the personal attention you deserve.
  • With more than 130 programs, WCC is sure to have a program that’s right for you.
  • Access to career exploration and development support through our Career Transitions Office.
  • Receive support for tutoring, library resources, advising, and counseling.
  • Connect to other students through student activities and clubs.
  • State-of-the-art classrooms, labs and equipment on a beautiful, park-like campus with free parking.

Fall 2020 Semester Sessions

Session I
August 31

Session II
September 23

Session III
October 7

Session IV
October 23


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Discover WCC: Get Enrolled
Ready to take the next step toward enrollment at Washtenaw Community College? Join the Discover WCC Get Enrolled webinar to learn more about WCC and get tips on how to seamlessly navigate the enrollment process.

How To Apply & Enroll

Enrollment Steps:

Need help narrowing down your options? Check out our tool for discovering your abilities, how they relate to careers, and which WCC programs are the best fit for you.

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You can apply for free! There is no fee when you apply for admission to WCC.

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If you want assistance applying, come to the Student Connection, located on the second floor of the Student Center building

Submit your application at least several weeks before the semester begins. This ensures that you have time to complete all your admission requirements before the semester begins.

It may take us at least 1 full business day (Monday-Friday) to process your application from the time we receive it. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Once your application is processed we will send you another email with your student ID and next steps.

Your netID is your online identity with WCC. It lets you access all online services at WCC ranging from your WCC email account to MyWCC, where you can view My Checklist for admission requirements, register for classes, check your grades, and more. Your netID is the part of your WCC email address that comes before the @ sign.


Set up your account


You must complete Connect Session (orientation) and entry assessment before you are admitted and can register for classes. Some students may have additional enrollment requirements. To see your checklist:

  • Login and click on your Applicant tab
  • Check My Checklist
  • Click on an item to get instructions for completing it.


See My Checklist

Need help choosing classes? Counselors and advisors will be glad to assist you. See an academic advisor for more details. Online advising is also available. Before you register:


Register for classes

  • Online: Visit MyWCC to pay your bill. Here is an option to pay the total amount or to pay in installments. You can authorize others, such as a guardian, to pay on your behalf.
  • In person: Visit the Cashier’s Office in the Student Center.
  • You can authorize a third party, such as your employer, to pay on your behalf.

Where you live (your residency status) determines your tuition. Review the WCC residency status criteria to prepare for your payment.

If you need help with paying your tuition, visit the:


View MyWCC finances

Each class lists the required books and supplies, including their cost. Get your textbooks, supplies, and snacks at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the first floor of the Student Center Building.

  • Save time and money—order your books online at
  • Get educational discounts on software at

See how much your books cost

Any time after you’re admitted and registered for courses at WCC, take one of the forms of ID listed on WCC's Residency page (see Documents that determine your residency) to Student Connection, on the second floor of the Student Center building, for identity verification and to get your Student ID card. The first Student ID Card is free; the fee for a replacement card is $10.

If you are planning to take classes at both WCC and at another college or university you will also need to:

Enrollment Steps:

Start the process at your home college or university’s Registrar’s Office to see which classes they will accept as transfer credit (transfer credit equivalency).

Provide a transcript (either unofficial or official) so that we can ensure that you have met any prerequisites for the classes you wish to take.

  • If you are a F1 visa student, additional documents must be submitted each semester you wish to attend. Download the F1 Visa Guest Permission Letter.
  • Students taking classes at WCC and another college or university at the same time, will not eligible for financial aid at WCC.

Transferring Your WCC Credits

If you need to order an official transcript of the classes you took at WCC or want an unofficial transcript to view or print, you can do so by following the steps to request an official or unofficial transcript.