Summer Semester at WPCC

Register Now Through May 18 · Classes Begin May 22


Get ready to register!



Take these steps to get ready for registration that is now underway:



Interested in taking a few classes over the summer to transfer back to your 4-year institution? Let us help! Follow our step by step guide on how to apply and register as a visiting student.

  • Step 2: Get Your Transcripts
    • An official transcript is required if your selected course has a prerequisite.
    • Visit our catalog to verify prerequisites.
    • For additional assistance, please contact Annette Joy ( or Lisa Wright (
  • Step 3: Register
    • Your WPCC Student Account is called Pioneer Pass and everything begins here (Login, Password Set Up)
    • Watch a Pioneer Pass Tutorial Video
      • For registration help, please contact:
        • Jennifer Propst (828) 448-6051
        • Annette Joy (828) 448-3155
  • Step 4: Pay for Your Classes and Get Your Books

Join Us This Summer at WPCC!

Western Piedmont Community is a great place to study and learn this summer! Choose from a great schedule of classes including courses that will transfer to colleges and universities, prepare you for employment, or complete requirements for WPCC programs.

If you’re new to WPCC, please see below for the four-step enrollment process, which you should work to complete before you can register for classes. Get in touch with us using our contact section at the bottom of the page to talk with our admissions staff. We’re ready to help you!

Important Dates
To Know

  • Open Registration is
    April  3 – May 18
  • Tuition & Fees must be paid by May 18 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for 100% Refund:
    May 21

Take Classes This Summer. Get Year Round Pell.

Gr4aphic of a circle of arrows with Year Round Pell written on the insideIf you are a current WPCC student who received a Pell Grant during the current school year (2022-2023), you may be eligible to to receive a full Pell award for the summer. This allows you to continue taking classes and finish your degree faster.

You should consult with your advisor and plan a course schedule that is manageable during the shorter session and contact the WPCC Financial Aid Office for more details.

We also offer information about this program on our Year Round Pell page.

Attending WPCC This Summer

Call (828) 448-3500 for help enrolling.

You can also check our Summer Semester Guide which provides important information about registration, paying for classes and more!

There are four easy steps to enroll for classes this summer at WPCC.

1. Enroll

2. Placement Tests & Transcripts

  • Take the Placement Test
  • Contact the Director of Career & Testing Services with questions regarding placement and testing: Annette Joy (e-mail:
  • Request Your Official High School, GED/AHS Center, and/or College Transcripts
  • Send transcripts to:
    Mail: Admissions Office, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655
  • If you received your Adult High School Diploma from WPCC, please download, fill out and submit a Transcript Request Form (PDF file open with the free Adobe Reader software) and have the transcript sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Request your official high school equivalency transcript by going to the GED Testing Service website and selecting the state where you tested. If you have the option to submit the transcript electronically, have it e-mailed to

3. Pay for College

4. Register

Contact Us

Have a question, comment, or need more information?

Get in touch with us by calling 828.448.3500 or submitting a request below.

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