How to Apply

General Admission Procedures

Please read all admissions procedures thoroughly.

Submit an Electronic Application.

If you were previously a WCJC student, but it has been a year or more since you were enrolled, you need to update your information by submitting a new application. You only need to submit one new application. It is not necessary to submit an application for every term you wish to register.

Submit your application online at Applytexas.org.  The online application is quick and easy! After clicking on Applytexas.org, follow these steps to get started. Once your application has been processed you will receive an acceptance letter by email, usually within 48-72 hours.  Processing time may vary during peak registration periods.  This email will provide detailed instructions on how to proceed with the admission and registration process.

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 Detailed Admissions Requirements

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.

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

  • 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.

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:

  • Electronic application.

  • GED certificate with official scores and completion date.

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

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

Required documents are

  • Electronic application.

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

  • 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.

Dual Credit High School Students

  • Electronic application.

  • Current official copy of the high school transcript. One will be required at the end of the 10th and 11th grades.

  • 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.

  • Certification for Early Admission

Transfer Students

(from another accredited college or university):

Required documents are:

  • Electronic application.

  • Official transcript from every college or university attended.

  • 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.

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

Transient Students

(from another accredited college or university):

Required documents are:

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:

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Electronic application.

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

  • Official transcript from every accredited college or university attended.

  • 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.

Continuing Education

Department Specific Application Procedures

Each of the following programs has additional application procedures.

Note: Students entering Allied Health Programs are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, rubella, mumps, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus/Diphtheria. All other students are urged to take preventative health measures.

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.

The Office of Admissions and Registration will not send test scores or transcripts to the individual Allied Health Programs via fax or interoffice mail.

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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