How to Apply

General Admission Procedures

 Persons desiring admission to WCJC, by any method of admission, should file the following with the Office of Admissions and Registration:

1. An application submitted online at www.applytexas.org or see the Office of Admission and Registration for a paper application.

2. If enrolling by transfer, an official transcript from each college attended is required.

3. TSI Assessment scores (or state-approved alternative test scores) or proof of TSI exemption. (These test scores are not used as a condition of admission but rather for advisement and placement purposes). 

 

 Submitting  an Electronic Application  

If you were previously a WCJC student, but it has been two years since you were enrolled, you need to submit a new (one)application. It is not necessary to submit an application for every term you wish to register.

Use the online Apply Texas Two Year/Community College application. The application is quick and easy! After clicking on Applytexas.org, follow these steps to get started. Once your application has been transmitted to Wharton County Junior College it will processed within 72 hours. Processing time may vary during peak registration periods.  

After your application has been processed at WCJC you will receive a very important Admission Letter. This letter will contain your WCJC ID, identify your declared major pathway, and a "Check List"  of all the items needed to complete your admission file (and make you ready to register for classes). 

Once all the items have been submitted you 'll receive a second letter with access information to MYWCJC and other important program information. 

A) Click here to ENTER APPLYTEXAS 

B) Fill out the information and click on "Save Profile",

C) Continue to fill out the application according to the on-screen directions.

D) Vaccination - A new state law now requires first time in college students receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination. To learn more about required documentation, exemptions, and how to decline the vaccination click here.

 

Student Type Admissions Requirements--Detailed Information

Find your student type and submit all documents required. 

High School Graduate

A student who has graduated from a state accredited high school. Required documents are:

Electronic application.

2. Official copy of the high school transcript showing the final grades and date of graduation.

3. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript) Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

NOTE # 1: Once a student has completed the above steps, they are required to complete New Student Orientation.  New Student Orientation (NSO) is MANDATORY for all new WCJC students who have never attended a college or university. This includes high school graduates who have completed dual credit courses while in high school. New Student Orientation

NOTE #2: Once a student has completed New Student Orientation, they are required to meet with an academic advisor for an advising session. Please see the academic  advising page.


 

GED Graduate 

A student whose high-school class has graduated may be admitted by successfully completing the General Education Development (GED) test. Required documents are:

1. Electronic application. 

2. GED certificate with official scores and completion date.

3. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores. Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

NOTE # 1: Once a student has completed the above steps, they are required to complete New Student Orientation.  New Student Orientation (NSO) is MANDATORY for all new WCJC students who have never attended a college or university. This includes high school graduates who have completed dual credit courses while in high school. New Student Orientation

NOTE #2: Once a student has completed New Student Orientation, they are required to meet with an academic advisor for an advising session. Please see the academic  advising page.

Home School/Private School/Non-Accredited High School Graduate

Required documents are

1. Electronic application.

2. Official transcript signed and notarized by the principal or head of instruction showing the final grades and date of graduation.

3. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript). Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

NOTE: Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to verify their eligibility for Federal Financial Aid if they satisfied their high school graduation requirement in this category.

NOTE # 1: Once a student has completed the above steps, they are required to complete New Student Orientation.  New Student Orientation (NSO) is MANDATORY for all new WCJC students who have never attended a college or university. This includes high school graduates who have completed dual credit courses while in high school. New Student Orientation

 

NOTE #2: Once a student has completed New Student Orientation, they are required to meet with an academic advisor for an advising session. Please see the academic  advising page.

Dual Credit High School Students/Early Admission for High School Students

1. Electronic application.

2. Current official copy of the high school transcript or academic work.

3. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript). Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

4. Completed Certificate for Early Admission Form

 

 Students Transferring from an accredited college or university

Required documents are:

1. Electronic application.

2. Official transcript from every college or university attended.

3. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript). Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Note: Students must comply with Wharton County Junior College's standards on probation and/or suspension.

Transient Students

(Students currently attending another accredited college or university who plan to return to that institution):

Required documents are:

1. Electronic Application for Admission

 2. Transient Student Approval Form ( a new form is submitted for each semester of enrollment)

Re-entering Students

(re-entering after not being enrolled for two years or more):

Students who have previously attended Wharton County Junior College but have not attended for two years or more are eligible for admission as Re-entering students. Required documents are:

 1. A new electronic application has to be submitted even if nothing has changed to comply with state residency requirements.

 

2. Updated official transcript(s) from every accredited college or university attended.

Note: Students reentering after academic suspension should seek advising through the Counselors office.

Certificate Program Students

Students seeking a technical certificate are eligible to attend Wharton County Junior College. These students are exempt from Success Initiative testing requirements as long as the student enrolls in the courses within the certificate program(s) as outlined in the catalog. Students are required to comply with all specific certificate requirements within the certificate program(s) as outlined in the catalog. Required documents are:

1. Electronic application.

2. Official copy of the high school transcript showing the final grades and date of graduation.

3. Official transcript from every accredited college or university attended.

4. Official College Entrance, alternative, or exemption test scores if required in the certificate program (if not already noted on transcript).

Non-Credit Student Application Procedures
(Continuing Education)

Students seeking to attend Continuing Education courses must visit the Continuing Education area of the website and follow procedures outlined there.

 

Specific Program Application Procedures

Each of the following programs has additional application procedures.

Associate Degree Nursing

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Medical Services

Health Information Technology

 

Human Services

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Police Academy

Radiologic Technology

Vocational Nursing - Wharton

Students applying to Allied Health Programs with selective admission criteria are required to submit data such as test scores and transcripts by deadlines set by the individual programs. These deadlines are published at the program web sites and contained in the applications.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to request and secure information such as test scores and transcripts from the Office of Admissions and Registration well in advance of the stated deadlines. It is preferred that applicants secure the required information on time and in person.

Prior to the stated deadline, applicants are encouraged to follow-up with the Allied Health Program secretary responsible to the program for which they are seeking admission and determine if their application is complete.

 

Joint Admissions with WCJC/UH

Click here to view joint admissions agreement. (pdf)

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