Spring 2024 Semester Guide

Information On Registering & Paying For Classes

Open Registration for SpringNov. 1 - Dec. 20
Payment Deadline for Open RegistrationDecember 20
Registration Re-Opens for SpringDec. 21 - Jan. 4
Payment Deadline for Re-Opened RegistrationJanuary 4
100% Refund Deadline
(Full-Term & A-Term Classes)
January 5
Classes Begin/Schedule AdjustmentsJanuary 8
Senior Citizen (65 and older) RegistrationJanuary 8-11
Schedule Adjustments EndJanuary 11
75% Refund Deadline
(for A-Term Classes)
January 11
MLK Holiday/College ClosedJanuary 15
75% Refund Deadline
(for Full-Term Classes)
January 18
”B” Term Registration BeginsFebruary 19
“A” Term EndsMarch 4
Faculty Workday
(no classes)
March 5
"B" Term BeginsMarch 6
College ClosedApril 1
Faculty Non-Workdays
(no classes)
April 2-5
Advising & Registration for Summer April 8
Advising & Registration for FallApril 8
Maymester BeginsMay 6
Classes EndMay 7

Important Dates

If you register during Registration (November 1 – December 20, 2023) you must pay your tuition and fees by December 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Registration will also be open December 21, 2023 – January 4, 2024. If you register during this period, you must pay your tuition and fees by January 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Senior citizens (65 and older) registration will be January 8 – 11, 2024. 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 Spring Semester 2024 is November 1 – December 20, 2023 and reopens from December 21, 2023 – January 4, 2024 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 Watermark or 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 – $8 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 pay 30% of tuition and fees and a non-refundable fee of $30 to Nelnet.
Spring 2024 Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines and Payment Schedule
  • OPEN REGISTRATION: November 1 – December 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION: December 21, 2023 – January 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Payment Schedule
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 5, 2024


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 January 5, 2024 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 2024 Spring semester will go into the mail on February 16, 2024.
  • For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office.
Adjusting Your Schedule

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

January 8 – 11, 2024

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 Spring Semester Hours
  • January 4 (Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • January 5 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Janurary 8-11 (Monday-Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • January 12 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • January 15 (Monday)
  • January 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday)
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • January 19 (Friday)
    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Purchases
  • Thursday, January 4 through Friday, January 19, 2024

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

Last Day for Refunds and Exchanges is Friday, January 19, 2024
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 (1/8-5/7/24) – January 5, 2024
  • A-Term Classes (1/8-3/4/24) – January 5, 2024
  • B-Term Classes (3/6-5/7/23) – March 5, 2024

Students cannot drop all courses through Pioneer Pass during open registration. E-mail Tou Vang, tvang5@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 (1/8-5/7/24) – January 18, 2024
  • A-Term Classes (1/8-3/4/24) – January 11, 2024
  • B-Term Classes (3/6-5/7/24) – March 11, 2024
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 – January 18, 2024
  • A-Term classes – January 11, 2024
  • B-Term classes – March 11, 2024
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.