Fall 2023 Semester Guide

Information On Registering & Paying For Classes

Open Registration for FallApril 3 - August 10
Payment Deadline for Open RegistrationAugust 10
100% Refund Deadline
(Full-Term & A-Term Classes)
August 14
Classes Begin/Schedule AdjustmentsAugust 15 - 16
Senior Citizen (65 and older) RegistrationAugust 15 - 16
Schedule Adjustments EndAugust 16
75% Refund Deadline
(for A-Term Classes)
August 18
75% Refund Deadline
(for Full-Term Classes)
August 24
Labor Day Holiday/College ClosedSeptember 4
“A” Term Ends/”B” Term RegistrationOctober 9
100% Refund Deadline
(for B-Term Classes)
October 10
No Curriculum Classes/Faculty Workday October 10
“B” Term BeginsOctober 11
75% Refund Deadline
(for B-Term Classes)
October 16
Registration Opens for Spring, 2024November 1 - December 20
No Curriculum Classes/College Closed November 10
No Curriculum Classes November 22
No Curriculum Classes/College Closed
(Thanksgiving Holiday)
November 23
No Curriculum Classes/College Closed
(Thanksgiving Holiday)
November 24
Classes EndDecember 12
Grades DueDecember 13
Payment Deadline for Spring 2024 Open RegistrationDecember 20
Registration Re-Opens for Spring 2024December 21
Payment Deadline for Spring 2024 Re-Opened RegistrationJanuary 4

Important Dates

Tuition and fees must be paid by August 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Senior citizens (65 and older) registration will be August 15-16, 2023. Get more information on senior citizens audit policy.

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.

How to Register

Registration for Fall 2023 is April 3 to August 10, 2023  for all WPCC curriculum students, current and new.

Here are steps to follow:


If you are a new student or have attended WPCC in the past, visit our New Students page, for information and videos on how to get started.

  • Meet with your advisor and plan your class schedule.
  • Your advisor’s contact information can be found in your academic profile located in Pioneer Pass.
  • Sign up for class using Pioneer Pass during registration.

Note: It is your responsibility to register only for approved courses in your program of study. Registration in courses outside of your program of study can delay graduation, the completion of your program, and can adversely affect financial aid awards.

Paying for College

Tuition & Fees

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 – $3 per credit hour
    ($35 maximum)
  • Student Insurance Fee – $1.20
  • Campus Access Fee – $25
  • Technology Fee – $4 per credit hour
    ($48 maximum)
  • Other fees may be charged as required for specific courses

Access our Tuition and Fees Chart to see costs for in-state and out-of-state students.


Where to Pay

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.


Payment Plan

WPCC offers an interest-free monthly tuition payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions. This is not a loan program or financial aid. There are no finance charges associated with the plan and there is no credit check.

  1. Must have a minimum balance due of $100 in tuition and fees.
  2. Must put 30% of tuition and fees and pay a non-refundable fee of $25 per semester to Nelnet.
Fall 2023 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule
  • ENROLL: July 17 – August 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Payment Schedule
  • September 5, 2023
  • October 5, 2023


Financial Aid

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 information in Pioneer Pass. Here are instructions on How to Update Your Address/Phone Contact..

If you are unable to attend your classes, it is your responsibility to OFFICIALLY withdraw by 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2023 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

Here are some things to remember if you receive financial aid to attend WPCC:

  • Check your WPCC Email Account on a weekly basis.
  • View and ACCEPT your financial aid package in Pioneer Pass.
  • If financial aid has not been awarded by the tuition payment deadline, other payment arrangements should be made, either by using 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 credit hours for classes required to complete your current program of study will be used to calculate the AMOUNT of financial aid you will receive each term. Course requirements are based on the year you entered the program.
  • Refund checks for remaining financial aid balances for the 2023 Fall semester will go into the mail on Friday, September 15, 2023.
  • For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office.
Adjusting Your Schedule

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

August 15-16, 2023 

from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 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).


Steps 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 Student Services during the schedule adjustment period for information on how to add/drop courses.
The WPCC Bookstore

Want to look up your textbooks online?
Access the WPCC Book Cellar website.

Book Cellar Fall Semester Hours
  • August 9-10 (Wednesday-Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • August 11 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • August 15-17 (Monday-Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • August 18 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • August 21-24 (Monday-Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • August 25 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Purchases
  • Wednesday, August 9 through Friday, August 25, 2023

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

Last Day for Refunds and Exchanges is Friday, August 25, 2023
Bookstore hours are subject to change.

Regular Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Getting A Refund

To be eligible for a Curriculum Tuition Refund, you must officially drop your courses by the date published.

To get 100% of Tuition and Fees Refunded

In order to ensure a 100% tuition refund, you must drop your course(s) by the following dates:

  • Full-Term Classes (8/15-12/12/23) – August 14, 2023
  • A-Term Classes (8/15-10/9/23) – August 14, 2023
  • B-Term Classes (10/11-12/12/23) – October 10, 2023

Students cannot drop all courses through Pioneer Pass during open registration. E-mail Lisa Wright, lwright3@wpcc.edu, or Cathy Williams, cwilliams@wpcc.edu, for assistance.

To get 75% of Tuition ONLY Refunded

Classes cannot be dropped through Pioneer Pass, the class instructor, or academic advisors. 75% tuition refund requests must be made through the Office of the Director of Records and Registration by completing the electronic “75% Tuition Refund Request Form” which will be available during the refund period,

You must drop 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 (8/15-12/12/23) – August 24, 2023
  • A-Term Classes (8/15-10/9/22) – August 18, 2023
  • B-Term Classes (10/11-12/12/23) – October 16, 2023
Distance Learning

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 deadlines.

Are you new to WPCC or to taking internet, hybrid, or blended courses?

Before you register for an internet, hybrid, or blended course, take the Online Readiness Assessment to see if online classes meet your learning style or lifestyle. Answers to commonly-asked questions about distance learning courses can be found on our Distance Learning Frequently-Asked Questions page.

General Information
  • If you are taking Internet (sections 41-59 or 41OPT-59OPT) classes, Hybrid (section 31-39) classes, or blended (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 Emily Nestor, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at (828) 448-3519  e-mail: enestor@wpcc.edu  before the dates outlined 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.

Census Dates

These are the dates by which you must complete the required class assignments in any Internet, Hybrid, or Blended classes in which you are enrolled for Fall, 2022:

  • Full term classes – August 24, 2023
  • A-Term classes – August 18, 2023
  • B-Term classes – October 16, 2023
What do you need to take an Internet, Hybrid, or Blended class?

See the Distance Learning F.A.Q page for information on technology requirements for taking WPCC Distance Learning classes.