Spring Semester Guide

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. 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.

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.

PRIORITY REGISTRATION: NOVEMBER 7-13, 2016

WPCC Logo with Mountain OutlinePriority Advising/Registration is for currently enrolled WPCC students or for students who have attended classes at WPCC in at least one of the last three semesters (Spring 2016, Summer 2016 and/or Fall 2016).

  • SEE YOUR ADVISOR
    You must make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your class schedule before registering for classes.
  • REGISTER FOR CLASSES
    Sign up for class through Pioneer Pass, your advisor, or through a division assistant. 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 to purchase books (if needed).
  • PAY TUITION & FEES
    Make arrangements to pay for your classes through our Online Payment Plan or pay through Pioneer Pass.
  • PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS
    Stop by the Book Cellar in Hildebrand Hall [map] to purchase your books

 

NOTE
You must pay Spring 2017 tuition and fees by December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (unless you are enrolled in the Online Payment Plan which closes at midnight December 9, 2016) or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you don’t meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled. You will then have to re-register and pay during the Last Chance Registration (January 4-5, 2017) if you want to enroll for spring classes.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Spring, 2017
Academic Calendar

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

 

NOTE

You must pay Spring 2017 tuition and fees by December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (unless you are enrolled in the Online Payment Plan which closes at midnight December 9, 2016) or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you don’t meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled. You will then have to re-register and pay during the Last Chance Registration (January 4-5, 2017) if you want to enroll for spring classes.

Registration Dates

  • NOVEMBER 7-13
    Priority Advising/Registration for currently-enrolled students or students who have attended classes at WPCC in 2016.
  • NOVEMBER 14-DECEMBER 9
    Open Advising/Registration for current and new students
  • PIONEER PASS ONLINE REGISTRATION
    Pioneer Pass will be open for registration from 5:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. each day for current, returning, and new students. You are responsible for making an appointment with your advisor to plan your schedule

 

Semester Dates

  • JANUARY 4-5, 2017
    Last Chance Registration – 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • JANUARY 6
    100% Refund Deadline
  • JANUARY 9
    Classes Begin
  • JANUARY 9-12
    Schedule Adjustments
  • JANUARY 16
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
  • JANUARY 19
    Last day to request a 75% refund
  • MARCH 6
    A Term ends/B Term registration day
  • MARCH 7
    B Term begins
  • MARCH 9-10
    No Classes
  • APRIL 3-9
    Summer & Fall Semester, 2017 Priority Advising/Registration for currently-enrolled students
  • APRIL 10-MAY 5
    Summer & Fall Semester, 2017 Open Advising/Registration for current, returning, & new students
  • APRIL 3-MAY 5
    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 17
    Easter Holiday (College Closed)
  • APRIL 18-21
    No Classes
  • MAY 9
    Last Thursday class meets on Tuesday
  • MAY 10
    Spring 2017 Classes End
    Last Friday class meets on Wednesday
  • MAY 13
    Graduation
OPEN REGISTRATION: NOV. 14-DEC. 9, 2016

Open Registration Information

Sign Up logo with arrow pointing into a boxOpen Registration for Spring Semester 2017 is November 14-December 9, 2016 for both current, returning, and new WPCC students. Here are steps to follow if you will attend WPCC for the first time this spring.

 

  • ENROLL AT WPCC
    If you are a new student or have attended WPCC in the past, please visit our Enroll page, choose a category that best describes you, and follow the instructions.
  • 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 new 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, your advisor, or through a division assistant. 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
You must pay Spring 2017 tuition and fees by December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (unless you are participating in the Online Payment Plan, which closes at midnight, December 9, 2016) or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you don’t meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled. You will then have to re-register and pay during the Last Chance Registration (January 4-5, 2017) if you want to enroll for spring classes.
TUITION & FEES

Dollar Bill IconTuition amounts are subject to change by action of the North Carolina General Assembly and the State Board of Community Colleges.

NOTE

You must pay Spring 2017 tuition and fees by December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (unless you are enrolled in the Online Payment Plan which closes at midnight December 9, 2016) or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you don’t meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled. You will then have to re-register and pay during the Last Chance Registration (January 4-5, 2017) if you want to enroll for spring classes.

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.

ONLINE PAYMENT PLAN

An Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

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 2017 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule

Open Registration (November/December 2016

  • Available November 7, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. through December 9, 2016 at midnight
  • You must pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • There are 2 payment dates: February & March, 2017

Last Chance Registration (January, 2017)

  • Available January 4, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. through January 5, 2017 at midnight
  • You must pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee
  • There are 2 payment date : February & March , 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.

 

NOTE

You must pay Spring 2017 tuition and fees by December 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (unless you are enrolled in the Online Payment Plan which closes at midnight December 9, 2016) or have financial aid posted to your account to remain enrolled in classes. If you don’t meet these deadlines or requirements, your class schedule will be cancelled. You will then have to re-register and pay during the Last Chance Registration (January 4-5, 2017) if you want to enroll for spring classes.

FINANCIAL AID

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 update your address with the Records Department.

If you are unable to attend your classes, it is your responsibility to OFFICIALLY withdraw by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 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, 2017 Semester is February 17, 2017.
SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

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

January 9-January 12

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 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

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. 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.

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 help.
  • Full-Term Classes (1/9-5/10/17): January 19, 2017
  • “A” Term Classes (1/9-3/6/17): January 12, 2017
  • “B” Term Classes (3/7-5/10/17): March 14, 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.

BOOKSTORE INFO

Book Cellar Bookstore Logo GraphicAccess the WPCC Book Cellar website.

Book Cellar Spring Semester Hours

  • Wednesday, January 4 – Thursday, January 5
    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 6
    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 9
    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 10 – Thursday, January 12
    8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 13
    8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 16
    WPCC Closed/Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 17 – Thursday January 19
    8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

  • Wednesday, January 4 – Thursday, January 19

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

***Bookstore hours are subject to change***

Last Day for Refunds and Exchanges
is Thursday, January 19, 2017

Regular Book Cellar hours resume Friday, January 20, 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

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, January 9, 2017, and complete the required class assignment.
  • 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.

Census 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 for Spring, 2017:

  • Full term classes (1/9-5/10/17) – January 19, 2017
  • “A” Term classes (1/9-3/6/17) – January 12, 2017
  • “B” Term classes (3/7-5/10/17) – March 14, 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

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