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Last-Chance Registration
for Fall Semester
is August 11 & 12

Welcome to Fall!

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. 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.

WPCC’s COVID-19 Response

Find out about our Fall Semester Protocols and Guidance for Students.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you register on our Last Chance Registration Days on August 11 & 12, 2020 you must pay tuition and fees by August 13 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about how to pay your tuition & fees here. You must pay your tuition & fees 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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Questions?

Please call (828) 448-6046 during business hours ore contact us online.


Fall, 2020 Academic Calendar

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

NOTE

If you register on our Last Chance Registration Day on August 11 & 12, 2020 you must pay tuition and fees by August 13 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about how to pay your tuition & fees here. You must pay your tuition & fees 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

  • JULY 13-JULY 30
    OPEN ADVISING/REGISTRATION FOR ALL STUDENTS
    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

Semester Dates

  • JULY 13-30
    Fall Open Registration
  • AUGUST 11 & 12
    Fall Last Chance Registration Days
  • AUGUST 14
    100% Refund Deadline
  • AUGUST 17
    CLASSES BEGIN
  • AUGUST 17-18
    Schedule Adjustments
  • AUGUST 26
    Last day to request a 75% refund
  • SEPTEMBER 7
    Labor Day Holiday – College Closed (No Classes)
  • OCTOBER 12
    A-Term Classes End / B-Term Registration
  • OCTOBER 13
    No Classes
  • OCTOBER 14
    B-Term Classes Begin
  • NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4
    Open Registration for Spring, 2021 Classes
  • NOVEMBER 11
    Veterans Day Holiday – College Closed (No Classes)
  • NOVEMBER 25-27
    Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes
    (College Closed November 26 & 27)
  • DECEMBER 14
    Fall 2020 Classes End
    (No Monday Classes – Wednesday Classes Meet)

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 Tuition & Fees

Dollar Bill IconTuition amounts are subject to change by action.

 

NOTE

If you register on our Last Chance Registration Day on August 11 & 12, 2020 you must pay tuition and fees by August 13 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about how to pay your tuition & fees here. You must pay your tuition & fees 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.

Fall 2020 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule

Open Registration (July 13-July 30, 2020)

  • Available July 13 – August 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • You must pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee. The remaining balance is split in equal payments, due Sept 5 and Oct 5.

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 on our Last Chance Registration Day on August 11 & 12, 2020 you must pay tuition and fees by August 13 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about how to pay your tuition & fees here. You must pay your tuition & fees 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 update your information in Pioneer Pass. The directions to do this can be found at How to Update 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, 2020 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 Fall, 2020 Semester is September 25, 2020.

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Open Registration Information

Sign Up logo with arrow pointing into a boxOpen Registration for Fall Semester 2020 is July 1-July 30, 2020 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 Fall 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. High School unweighted GPA or High School Equivalency score or above mentioned test scores, of not more than 10 years old, may allow direct registration into the required gateway English and Math course within your program of study. Students who have taken and successfully completed with a “C” or better 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.
  • CONTACT YOUR ADVISOR
    Contact 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 on our Last Chance Registration Day on August 12, 2020 you must pay tuition and fees by August 13 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about how to pay your tuition & fees here. You must pay your tuition & fees 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:

August 17-18

from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 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

  • It is important to contact your advisor BEFORE contacting Student Services to adjust your schedule or before submitting the Electronic Schedule Adjustment Form (Form will be available August 17 – 18 on our webpage).
  • 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 / Blended 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, hybrid, or blended courses?

Before you register for an online, hybrid, or blended course, take the Online Readiness Assessment (opens in new window) to see if you have what it takes to be successful in these classes.

Additional Costs and Requirements Associated with Online Courses

If you are taking an online course at WPCC, here is information concerning additional fees and requirements you may encounter.

  • Distance Learning/Identification Fee: WPCC does not charge a separate distance learning/identification fee to students.
  • Test Proctor Costs – WPCC students taking WPCC courses and testing at the WPCC campus: WPCC does not charge its students a fee for proctoring tests associated with WPCC courses.
  • Test Proctor Costs – WPCC students taking WPCC courses and testing at another location: If a student must take a proctored exam and wishes to test at a non-WPCC site, the student is responsible for finding an acceptable testing site and obtaining approval from their instructor. Additionally, any fees charged by the remote proctoring site is the responsibility of the student and these costs vary based upon the students’ chosen proctoring sites’ practices.
  • Additional Supplies Required: Some assignments require students to have a microphone and/or webcam to complete. Most laptops come with these pre-installed, but if your computer does not have them pre-installed, webcams and microphones are available at most office supply stores and others that carry computers and/or computer supplies. Contact your instructor for more information on equipment needed. (NOTE: If you are using a webcam, check that it has an integrated microphone before purchasing one separately.)
  • Test Proctor Costs for non-WPCC courses: Persons taking courses from other colleges may incur an exam proctoring fee. Contact the Academic Success Center for more information.

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 Distance Learning at (828) 448-3519  e-mail: enestor@wpcc.edu  or Mary Seals, Instructional Technology Administrator, at (828) 448-6097 e-mail: mseals@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 Web-Assisted classes in which you are enrolled for Fall, 2020:

  • Full term classes (8/17-12/14/20) – August 26, 2020
  • A-Term Classes (8/17-10/12/20) – August 20, 2020
  • B-Term Classes (10/14-12/14/20) – October 19, 2020

What do you need to take an Internet, Hybrid, or Blended 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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WPCC Bookstore

Book Cellar Bookstore Logo Graphic

Access the WPCC Book Cellar website.

Book Cellar Fall Semester Hours

  • August 11 (Tuesday)
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • August 12 (Wednesday)
    8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • August 13-14 (Thursday & Friday)
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • August 17-18 (Monday & Tuesday)
    8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • August 19-21 (Wednesday-Friday)
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • August 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday)
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Purchases

  • Tuesday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 26

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 Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Money with an arrow indicating a refundHow to Get 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, please refer to the Semester Dates Section above.  Students cannot drop all courses through Pioneer Pass during open registration; therefore, please e-mail  jhogan@wpcc.edu or 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 on WPCC’s webpage.

  • 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 (8/17-12/14/20) – August 26, 2020
  • A-Term Classesn (8/17-10/12/20) – August 20, 2020
  • B-Term Classes (10/14-12/14/20) – October 19, 2020

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