1. How do I apply?
Submit an Application for Admission Form. If you were a WCJC student in the past, but it has been more than two years since you were enrolled, you need to update your information by submitting a new application.
You may submit your application online at Applytexas.org and follow these steps to get started:
If you do not already have an ApplyTexas account, please create one now
Fill out the information and click on “Save Profile”,
Continue to fill out the application according to the on-screen directions.
If you have not attended another college or university, request that your high school send us an official transcript.
If you have attended another college or university, request an official transcript be sent to us from each college or university attended.
Submit test scores that demonstrate the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) being satisfied or exemption being claimed.
2. Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?
No, we require our students to satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. The college gives the TSI exam as an assessment instrument to satisfy this requirement. Please go to the college website and review the TSI requirements and the various ways to satisfy or be exempt for those requirements.
3. How do I find out when the next TSI exam test will be given?
You may visit our website at www.wcjc.edu to see all our testing schedules. Click on Admissions, click Testing, and then click on Testing Schedule for the campus schedule of your choice. Contact our Wharton Testing Center at 979-532-6386 or 6457, our Sugar Land Testing Center at 281-243-8434 or 8503, or our Richmond Campus Testing Center at 281-239-1532 for testing dates.
4. Do I need an appointment to register for classes?
An appointment is not necessary. You can register online at www.wcjc.edu through online services or in person in the Office of Admissions and Registration at the Wharton Campus, Sugar Land Campus, or at the Richmond Campus.
5. When is the last day to register for classes?
New registrations close at midnight the day before classes start each semester. Students who register for classes three days or less before the start of a semester will be charged a $25 final registration fee.
6. Can I change my schedule?
Yes, through the second class day during the fall and spring semesters and the first day of classes during the summer sessions. Beginning the first day of classes a $15.00 schedule change fee is charged.
7. Can an academic advisor assist me with registering for classes?
When you visit an academic advisor, they can assist you with online (web) registration if you need help. However, students are encourage to be responsible for their own registrations. Advisors are a great resource for course planning and degree program selection. However, students should be able to input their own courses into the data base. If you require developmental education courses, you will need to meet with an academic advisor. Online registration will not be available until you have satisfied all developmental course work or you have retested to show college readiness on the TSI.
8. What if I’m unable to register in person?
Once you have satisfied the admissions requirements, you can register for classes online at www.wcjc.edu.
Click the Online Services link on the college home page.
Click WCJC Student Online Services.
Enter Secure Area in the menu that appears to begin the registration process. Your login ID is your social security number without dashes or spaces. Your password is your birth date in the format MMDDYY. After you have logged on, you can change your password and set up security questions.
9. Can I take classes during the same semester at any WCJC campus?
Yes, you may take classes in Sugar Land, Wharton, Richmond, and other locations during the same semester if you choose.
10. Do you have a new student orientation?
Yes, we offer an orientation for new students (first time in college) on each campus before classes begin. Please visit our website at www.wcjc.edu for NSO dates and to register to attend! Online New Student Orientation is also available if you are unable to attend a face to face orientation. Contact Student Services at 979-532-6388 if you need more information.
11. If I am a high school dual or concurrent student, do I have to send in another application after I graduate from high school?
No, unless your address or other significant information has changed. But, we do need an up-to-date transcript (final transcript with date of graduation).
12. Which students are considered “in-district” for tuition purposes?
An adult who is a Texas resident and has resided continuously within the WCJC Taxing District (Wharton County and Needville ISD) for six months prior to his original registration, or if a minor, one whose parent(s) or legal guardian meet this qualification.
13. Do you have student housing?
Yes, on our Wharton campus. We have Brooking Hall and Mullins Hall for women and Frankie Hall for men.
14. What sports are offered at WCJC?
We have a women’s volleyball team and a men’s baseball team. In addition, we have a rodeo team for both men and women.
15. How do I get a WCJC catalog or class schedule?
Both are available on this website at www.wcjc.edu. Click on Catalogs and Schedules to find the most current information.
16. Do I need to get a bacterial meningitis vaccination?
If you have not had a bacterial meningitis vaccination within the past 5 years, and you will be under the age of 22 on the first day you attend classes, then you will need to get one as part of your application process or file the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Exemption from Immunizations for Bacterial Meningitis for Reasons of Conscience Resources form. Beginning in January 2012, it is a state law that all students attending college have this immunization or file the exemption form.