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Admissions and Registration

Easy Steps for Admissions

1. Complete an application.

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 mail, usually within 48-72 hours. Processing time may vary during peak registration periods. This letter will provide detailed instructions on how to proceed with the admission and registration process.

2. Turn in transcripts.

Submit an official transcript of all high school (final transcript needed once graduated) and/or college transcript(s) or a GED certificate with official scores and completion dates. Official transcripts can be mailed to WCJC Main Campus, 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488, electronically submitted, or hand delivered to the campus closest to you. Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope. 

3. Complete testing requirements.

Have you taken an approved placement test, or been told by a WCJC advisor you do not need to test? Contact advising/counseling in order to determine which test may be needed then contact the testing department on your nearest WCJC campus. 

4. Submit vaccination record.

Visit our page on vaccination requirements and provide the Office of Admissions and Registration with documentation. 

5. Complete the New Student Orientation (NSO)

If this is your first time at any college, it is required you attend an in-person NSO or participate in NSO by watching the online NSO.  To register, go to  New Student Orientation page on the website.

6. Attend a Primary Academic Advising Session 

If this is your first time at any college, it is required you meet with an academic advisor to build a degree plan. Advisors are available in person or in the online environment. Go to the advising page for more information.

7. Apply for Financial Aid.

This includes grants, loans, and scholarships. Go to the Financial Aid Page on the website and see the easy steps to complete your application for financial aid.  Check for deadlines so you don’t apply too late.


Checklists and Timelines 

Find the checklist or timeline suited to your needs to help keep you on track. 

High School Senior Timeline 
New Student/Freshman Timeline 
Admissions-Questions and Answers 

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