Spring 2019 at WPCC

Open Registration is November 5-December 7, 2018
Classes begin Monday, January 7, 2019.

The WPCC Spring 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. Select a link from the list below to learn more about that topic. Select the return to top link at the bottom of the section to return to the topics list.

New to or Returning to WPCC?

Our New Students page outlines the steps to take to enroll at WPCC this fall. You must complete enrollment before you can register for classes at WPCC.

Class Schedules

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.

Topics

Questions?

Please call (828) 448-3500 during business hours ore contact us online.

 


Spring, 2019 Academic Calendar

Icon of a calendar featuring the number 15Here are important dates for you to remember
concerning Spring Semester at WPCC:

 

NOTE

If you register during Open Registration (November 5 – December 7, 2018) you must pay Spring 2019 tuition and fees by December 12, 2018.  If you register during our Last Chance Registration (January 3, 2019), you must pay your tuition and fees by January 4, 2019.  You can pay your tuition and fees online through Pioneer Pass, at the Business Office located in Moore Hall [map], or through our Online Payment Plan, or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you do not meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled.

Registration Dates

  • NOVEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 7
    Open Advising/Registration for ALL studentsPioneer 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

Semester Dates

  • NOVEMBER 5-DECEMBER 7
    Spring Open Registration
  • JANUARY 3
    Spring Last Chance Registration
  • JANUARY 7
    Classes Begin
  • JANUARY 7-8
    Schedule Adjustments
  • JANUARY 16
    Last day to request a 75% refund
  • JANUARY 21
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (WPCC Closed)
  • MARCH 4
    A-Term Classes End/B-Term Registration
  • MARCH 5
    No Classes
  • MARCH 6
    B-Term Classes Begin
  • APRIL 1-MAY 8
    Open Registration for Summer and Fall 2019 Classes
  • APRIL 22-26
    No Classes
  • MAY 7
    Spring 2019 Classes End

 

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 Tuition & Fees

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Tuition amounts are subject to change by legislative action

 

NOTE

If you register during Open Registration (November 5 – December 7, 2018) you must pay Spring 2019 tuition and fees by December 12, 2018.  If you register during our Last Chance Registration (January 3, 2019), you must pay your tuition and fees by January 4, 2019.  You can pay your tuition and fees online through Pioneer Pass, at the Business Office located in Moore Hall [map], or through our Online Payment Plan, or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you do not meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled.

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

You can pay your tuition and fees online through Pioneer Pass, at the Business Office located in Moore Hall [map], or through our Online Payment Plan.

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The Online Payment Plan:
An Interest-Free Way to Pay for College

money-bagTo 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.

Payment Options

  • 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.

Online Enrollment

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.

Spring 2019 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule

Open Registration (November 5-December 4, 2018)

  • Available November 5,. 2018 – December 12, 2018 at midnight
  • You must pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • There are two payments: February 5 & March 5, 2019

Spring Last Chance Registration (January 3, 2019)

  • Available January 3 to January 4, 2019 at midnight
  • You must pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • There are two payments: February 5 & March 5, 2019

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.

NOTE

If you register during Open Registration (November 5 – December 7, 2018) you must pay Spring 2019 tuition and fees by December 12, 2018.  If you register during our Last Chance Registration (January 3, 2019), you must pay your tuition and fees by January 4, 2019.  You can pay your tuition and fees online through Pioneer Pass, at the Business Office located in Moore Hall [map], or through our Online Payment Plan, or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you do not meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled.

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Financial Aid at WPCC

Important Items

It is important to make sure your address listed with the Records Department is correct.  If your address has changed since you completed your application for admission to WPCC, you must complete a Profile/Program Change Form online or at Student Services in Hildebrand Hall.

If you are unable to attend your classes, it is your responsibility to OFFICIALLY withdraw by 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 to avoid owing tuition and fees.

If you register for classes but do not attend nor request a refund within the 10% period of the semester or 10% period of the class, whichever comes first, you will be listed as a “No Show” and you will still be responsible for tuition, fees and bookstore charges, if applicable.

 

Tips for Financial Aid Students

Dollar SignHere 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 Spring 2019 Semester is February 15, 2019.

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Open Registration Information

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Open Registration for Spring Semester 2019 is November 5-December 7, 2018 for ALL WPCC curriculum students. Here are steps to follow if you will attend WPCC for the first time this semester.

  • 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 Spring Semester.
  • PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS
    • To complete your admissions file, submit official transcripts from high school, High School Equivalency Diploma (GED), Adult High School Diploma, colleges and universities that you have previously attended
    • To determine your exemption from or placement into remediation courses, submit your official high school, High School Equivalency Diploma (GED), college and/or university transcripts as well as SAT, ACT and or Advanced Placement transcripts. Students whose High School unweighted GPA or High School Equivalency score of not more than 10 years old, may allow direct registration into the required gateway ENGLISH and Math course within their program of study. Students who have taken and successfully completed with a “C” or better in a college level ENG or MAT course from an accredited institution may be exempt from remediation courses. For more details, please contact Annette Joy, Director of Career/Placement Testing at (828) 448-3155 or ajoy@wpcc.edu.
  • 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

NOTE

If you register during Open Registration (November 5 – December 7, 2018) you must pay Spring 2019 tuition and fees by December 12, 2018.  If you register during our Last Chance Registration (January 3, 2019), you must pay your tuition and fees by January 4, 2019.  You can pay your tuition and fees online through Pioneer Pass, at the Business Office located in Moore Hall [map], or through our Online Payment Plan, or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you do not meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled.

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Schedule Adjustments

 

Adjustments to your schedule will be allowed
on the following dates:

January 7-8, 2019

from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. each day

If you add a class that has met prior to you enrolling in it, you will be counted as absent for the missed class(es).

An icon of twisted arrows indicating shuffle, movement, and changeHow 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.

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Internet / Hybrid /
Web Assisted Courses

A computer laptop iconWPCC 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.

General Information

  • 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 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 mseals@wpcc.edu 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.

Mandatory/Required Assignment Dates

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:

  • Full term classes (1/7-5/7/19) – Required Assignment Due: January 16, 2019
  • A-Term Classes (1/7-3/4/19) – Required Assignment Due: January 10, 2019
  • B-Term Classes (3/6-5/7/19) – Required Assignment Due: March 11, 2019

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

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Book Cellar Bookstore Logo GraphicWPCC Bookstore

Access the WPCC Book Cellar website.

Book Cellar Spring Semester Hours

  • January 3 (Thursday)
    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 4 (Friday)
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • January 7 (Monday)
    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday)
    8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • January 11 (Friday)
    8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • January 14-17 (Monday-Thursday)
    8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

  • Thursday, January 3 through Thursday, January 17, 2019

A registration statement and photo ID are required for each financial aid transaction

***NOTE***
Bookstore hours are subject to change.

Last Day for Refunds and Exchanges
is Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bookstore Hours are subject to change.

Regular Book Cellar hours resume January 8, 2019:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Money with an arrow indicating a refundHow 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 – January 16, 2019
  • A-Term Classes – January 10, 2019
  • B-Term Classes – March 11, 2019

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