Students

Orientation Information

Student orientations take place during each semester.  Check your WPCC email for orientation sign-ups or contact Student Services at 828.448.6046 studentservices@wpcc.edu for a personal tour and introduction to the campus.

For information regarding orientation for online classes, call Emily Nestor at 828.448.3519.

FAFSA Fridays

WPCC Financial Aid Counselors provide assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) when you attend any scheduled FAFSA Friday. NO appointment is necessary! WPCC’s priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is June 1st each year. However, WPCC will continue to process FAFSA applications and award aid to students as financial aid files are completed throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule for FAFSA Fridays (all are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall 127 – no appointment needed):

  • September 6
  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • November 22
  • December 6

 

 

What You Should Bring

Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions. If you are planning on attending aFAFSA Friday event, please bring the following materials with you:

 

DEPENDENT STUDENTS NEED TO PROVIDE:
 
  • Student’s Tax Return & W2s
    • 2019-20: 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring & Summer Need 2017 Taxes/W2s
  • Parent’s Tax Return & W2s
    • 2019-20: 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring & Summer Need 2017 Taxes/W2s
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Permanent Resident Number (If applicable)
  • Mother’s Social Security Number / Mother’s Date of Birth
  • Father’s Social Security Number / Father’s Date of Birth
  • Parent(s) Marital Status / Parent(s) Marital Status Date
  • Parent(s) Worker’s Compensation
  • Parent(s) Child Support paid or received
  • Parent(s) and Students current balances of Cash, Savings, and Checking accounts
  • Students Worker’s Compensation
INDEPENDENT STUDENTS NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • Student’s (and spouse, if applicable) Tax Return & W2s
    • 2019-20: 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring & Summer Need 2017 Taxes/W2s
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Permanent Resident Number ( if applicable)
  • Student’s Marital Status / Marital Status Date
  • Worker’s Compensation and/or Child Support received or paid.
  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking account.

Spring, 2020 Graduates

Clip art of a graduation cap and diploma

If you have not applied for Spring Graduation, the Final Deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

  • Download a copy of the graduation application (PDF file, open with the free Adobe Reader), pick up a copy in Student Services, print the form from Moodle, or request one be sent to you.
  • Contact your advisor for an appointment to review the requirements of your program of study. The application must be signed by both the student and the advisor.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before February 3, 2020. Documentation used by the advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive a letter indicating completion of hours and payment information for the Business Office. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will be sent to you and your advisor listing these deficiencies.
  • If your graduation audit reveals that you have completed, or are currently registered for all classes required for graduation, a $30 graduation fee will be added to your student account. This fee will be good for the current academic year in which you applied. If you do not complete all of the required courses within the academic year in which you apply, you will be charged an additional $30 fee upon re-application.
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WPCC Horticulture is holding its annual plant sale at the WPCC Greenhouses next to K Building. The sale is 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM today. Available for sale: Poinsettias - $7; Paperwhites - $8; Amaryllis - $15; and Wreaths - $8-$20. All proceeds help fund the horitculture program. Come out and see us for beautiful holiday plants!
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