Fall Semester Guide
The WPCC Fall Semester Guide provides you with information about important deadlines, how to register for classes, make payments, apply for and receive financial aid, purchase your books, and get ready for the upcoming semester. We have divided the information up into categories. Click or tap on a category title below and a window will open with details on that topic, along with links to other information you will need to get set for the semester.
Access the list of classes being offered displayed in several different ways (i.e. all classes, evening, Internet, hybrid, etc.) on our class schedules page.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Here are important dates for you to remember
concerning Fall Semester at WPCC:
- APRIL 3-AUGUST 4, 2017
Open Advising/Registration for ALL students
- AUGUST 9-10, 2017
Fall Last Chance Registration
- Pioneer Pass will be open for registration from 5:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. each day. You are responsible for making an appointment with your advisor to plan your schedule
- APRIL 3-AUGUST 4
Fall Open Registration
- AUGUST 9-10
Fall Last Chance Registration
- AUGUST 11
100% Refund Deadline
- AUGUST 14
- AUGUST 14-17
- AUGUST 23
Last day to request a 75% refund
- SEPTEMBER 4
Labor Day Holiday – College Closed (No Classes)
- OCTOBER 9
A-Term Classes End/B-Term Registration
- OCTOBER 10
- OCTOBER 11
B-Term Classes Begin
- NOVEMBER 6-DECEMBER 8
Open Registration for Spring, 2018 Classes
- NOVEMBER 10
Veterans Day Holiday – College Closed (No Classes)
- NOVEMBER 22-24
Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
- DECEMBER 11
Fall 2017 Classes End
OPEN REGISTRATION: APRIL 3 - AUGUST 4, 2017
Open Registration Information
Open Registration for Summer Semester 2017 is April 3-May 18, 2017 for ALL WPCC curriculum students. Here are steps to follow if you will attend WPCC for the first time this summer.
- APPLY TO ATTEND WPCC
If you are a new student or have attended WPCC in the past, please visit our New Students page, choose a category that best describes you, and follow the instructions to apply for the Summer Semester.
- TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST
If you’re a new student, you must do this before you can register. Learn more about the placement test.
- Submit your application before the placement test date
- Generally, you can only take the placement test one time
- Call (828) 448-6046 to make an appointment
- Look over the study guides found in the Placement Test Review section on the Placement Test page. You can also visit our Academic Success Center for help before the test. Remember: preparing for the placement test may help you reduce or eliminate the need for developmental courses before beginning your regular studies.
- Arrive at Student Services in Hildebrand Hall [map] at least 15 minutes before the test time.
- Bring a photo ID
- Allow 3-4 hours to take the test
- Placement test scores are good for 5 years
- College/university transcripts, SAT or ACT scores (that are not over 5 years old) may exempt you from placement testing. Call (828) 448-3155 for more information.
- Are you a recent high school graduate? You may be exempt from the placement test under the Multiple Measure Policy. Call (828) 448-3155 for more information.
- PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS
Submit official transcripts from high schools, GED or adult high schools, colleges, and universities that you have attended.
- MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR
Meet with your advisor to plan your class schedule.
- REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Sign up for class through Pioneer Pass, with your advisor, or with another representative within your program area. IMPORTANT: It is YOUR responsibility to register for courses in your program of study that are approved by your advisor. If you register for courses not in your program of study, you will delay or prevent your graduation from WPCC and cause problems with your financial aid that will result in the loss of funds.
- PRINT YOUR SCHEDULE
You can print your schedule through Pioneer Pass for your records, or to purchase books (if needed).
- PAY TUITION & FEES
Make arrangements to pay for your classes through our Online Payment Plan, through Pioneer Pass, or at the Business Office on the second floor of Moore Hall [map].
- PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS
Stop by the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall [map] to purchase your books
TUITION & FEES
Tuition amounts are subject to change by action of the North Carolina General Assembly and the State Board of Community Colleges.
Current Tuition Rates
- In-State Students – $76 per credit hour ($1,216 maximum)
- Out-of-State Students – $268 per credit hour ($4,288 maximum)
Additional Fees (Required and Non-Refundable)
- Student Activity Fee – $2 per credit hour ($18 maximum)
- Student Insurance Fee – $1.20
- Parking Fee – $5.00 per semester
- Technology Fee – $3 per credit hour ($48 maximum)
- Other fees may be charged as required for specific courses
Where to Pay Tuition and Fees
ONLINE PAYMENT PLAN
An Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan
To help you meet your educational expenses, WPCC offers a convenient monthly tuition payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions. This is not a loan program or financial aid. There is no interest or finance charges associated with the plan and there is no credit check. The only requirement is that you have a minimum balance due of $100.
To use the service, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $25 per semester to Nelnet.
Learn more about the plan.
- Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) – An ACH payment is one where you have authorized Nelnet to process a payment for your WPCC tuition and fees directly from your financial institution. It’s simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved. The payment can come from either your checking or savings account, and they are processed on the 5th of each month as listed in your payment schedule. If you are planning on using a savings account with ACH, check with your bank before setting up the Nelnet service.
- Credit Card Payment – If you like, you can use the Nelnet service with your credit card. This gives you the option of taking advantage of any bonus programs offered by your credit card company. Your monthly payment will be charged to your card on the 5th of each month as listed in your payment schedule.
You can sign up for the payment plan online. To protect your privacy, you will need to create your own access code. Before you begin, have the following information handy:
- Your student ID number
- The total amount of tuition and fees that you owe
- The name, address, and e-mail address of the person responsible for the payment
- Your bank account or credit card information
- If you are using the ACH payments option, you need the bank name, telephone number, your account number, and the routing number for your bank. Most of this information is available on checks or deposit slips associated with your account
Make sure to carefully read through the Final Review and Terms and Conditions before you click or tap the submit button. Print your confirmation for your records. You will also receive an e-mail (if you provide one) confirming your enrollment.
Fall 2017 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule
Open Registration (April 3-May 18, 2017)
Fall Last Chance Registration (August 9-August 10)
- Available April 3-August 10, 2017 at midnight
- You must pay 50% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee
- There are two payments: September and October, 2017
Things To Remember
- Any down payments or enrollment fees that are returned for any reason will result in the termination of your payment agreement with Nelnet and you will be charged a $30 fee . Also, payment in full of the balance of your account will be due immediately.
- DO NOT assume that your account balance will be automatically adjusted if you receive financial aid or if you add or drop a class. You are still obligated for payments. If you make any changes, you should notify the WPCC Business office at (828) 448-3106 immediately.
Tips for Financial Aid Students
Here are some things to remember if you receive financial aid to attend WPCC:
- Check Your Campus Email on a Weekly Basis – ALL financial aid award notifications are sent to you through campus email accounts. The Financial Aid Office is not responsible for any missed communications when you fail to activate or check your campus email accounts.
- View and ACCEPT your financial aid package in your Pioneer Pass account.
- If aid has not yet been awarded (and you have already completed the FAFSA), please access your Pioneer Pass account to determine what documents may be needed by the Financial Aid Office and submit those items as soon as possible.
- If financial aid has not been awarded by the payment deadlines for the term, you should make other arrangements to pay your tuition and fees, by using either the tuition payment plan or paying out of pocket.
- Full time enrollment for Financial Aid purposes is always 12 semester hour credits (SHC), every semester (fall, spring AND summer).
- Only the semester hours for those classes required to complete your current program of study in the catalog year of your entry into the program will be used to calculate the AMOUNT of your financial aid award each term. Choosing to register for classes not needed to complete your program will result in a reduction or loss of your available award amount.
- The first date Financial Aid refund checks will be mailed to students for the Fall, 2017 Semester is September 22, 2017.
How to Adjust Your Schedule
- Meet with your advisor BEFORE going to Student Services to adjust your schedule. If your advisor is not available, meet with your program’s Division Dean.
- Check your WPCC e-mail account and review your schedule on Pioneer Pass before classes begin. Often, schedule adjustments are made due to cancelled classes, problems with pre-requisites, or deletion due to non-payment.
- If you are a Distance Learning student, please contact Records and Registration during the schedule adjustment period for information on how to add/drop courses.
REQUESTING A REFUND
How to Get A Refund
In order to be eligible for a refund of tuition, you must officially withdraw from or drop your classes. Classes cannot be dropped/withdrawn through Pioneer Pass after the open registration period has ended. The WPCC Catalog contains information on how to withdraw from classes.
To get 100% of Tuition and Fees Refunded
The only way to receive a 100% tuition refund on any class is to drop your class BEFORE the start day of the semester (see dates under Important Dates).
To get 75% of Tuition ONLY Refunded
- You must withdraw from your class(es) by the 10% Census Date of the semester. If your course has an odd start date, contact Records and Registration for assistance.
- Full-Term Classes (8/14/17-12/11/17): August 23, 2017
- A-Term Classes (8/14/17-10/9/17): August 17, 2017
- B-Term Classes (10/11/17-12/11/17): October 16, 2017
Dropping a DMA Class?
If you are taking DMA modular classes, you must drop them prior to the start day of the class to get a 100% refund or on the first day of the class to get a 75% refund.
Access the WPCC Book Cellar website.
Book Cellar Fall Registration Hours
- Wednesday-Thursday, August 9-10
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Friday, August 11
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 14
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday-Thursday, August 15-17
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Friday, August 18
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Monday-Wednesday, August 21-23
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Purchases
- Wednesday, August 9 through Wednesday, August 23
A registration statement and photo ID are required for each financial aid transaction
Last Day for Refunds and Exchanges
is Wednesday, August 23, 2017
***Bookstore hours are subject to change***
Regular Book Cellar Hours (which resume August 15, 2017):
- Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Friday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
INTERNET / HYBRID / WEB-ASSISTED COURSES
WPCC offers a variety of courses online and using other technologies to give you flexibility in when and where you take courses. Here is information about these courses, including important deadline.
Are you new to WPCC or to taking online or hybrid courses?
Before you register for an online, hybrid, or web-assisted course, take the Online Readiness Checklist to see if you have what it takes to be successful in these classes.
- If you are taking Internet (sections 41-59 or 41OPT-59OPT) classes, Hybrid (section 31-39) classes, or Web-Assisted (sections 21-29) you MUST log into your class as soon as the semester begins, August 14, 2017, and complete the required class assignment.
- If you have difficulties logging into Moodle to complete your required assignment, please contact our Moodle Administrator, Mary Seals, at (828) 448-6097 or email@example.com before the census dates listed below.
- If you do not complete the REQUIRED class assignment(s) by the appropriate census date listed below, you will receive a grade of “No Show” from your course instructor.
- You should contact your course instructor FIRST if you have questions about the course.
These are the dates by which you must complete the required class assignments in any Internet, Hybrid, or Web-Assisted classes in which you are enrolled for Summer, 2017:
- Full term classes (8/14/17-12/11/17) – August 23, 2017
- A-Term Classes (8/14/17-10/9/17) – August 17, 2017
- B-Term Classes (10/11/17-12/11/17) – October 16, 2017
What do you need to take an Internet, Hybrid, or Web-Assisted class?
- A computer with the correct supported web browser and operating system. Information can be found on the Distance Learning F.A.Q page.
- A reliable connection to the Internet (a DSL or cable connection is recommended).
- Up-to-date anti-virus software.
- A printer