Class of 2021!

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WPCC is ready to help you take the next step.

It’s easy to get started
as a student at Western Piedmont.

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Apply to WPCC

1. The Application Process

2. Transcripts & Placement Tests

  • Request Your Official High School, GED/AHS Center and/or College(s) Transcripts
    • Have all official high school and college transcripts mailed to the WPCC Admissions Office, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655.
    • Send official electronic transcripts to
    • 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.
    • If you received a GED, 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, email it to
  • Take Placement Tests
    • WPCC uses multiple methods for placement.
    • Learn more about placement testing and exemptions.
    • Have questions or need more information? Contact the Director of Career & Testing Services at (828) 448-3155.

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Register for Classes

Signing up for classes is easy!

  • Access the Fall Semester Guide for answers to many common questions about registering for classes, financial aid, the WPCC Bookstore, and more.
  • NEW STUDENTS – You will be assigned an advisor after you complete your enrollment at WPCC.
  • ALL STUDENTS – Meet with your advisor to make sure you are choosing classes that help you work toward your educational goals and that satisfy financial aid regulations.
  • REGISTER ON PIONEER PASS – Log in to Pioneer Pass and enter your selected classes in the registration form  to complete signing up for classes. Check out our video for help with using Pioneer Pass:



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Pay for College

Payment for classes during
open registration is due
by August 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Payment Plan

WPCC offers a payment plan for Fall Semester classes during open registration. It will be available July 15 to August 4, 2020 (closing at 5:00 p.m. on August 4th). You pay 30% down and a $25 non-refundable fee. Get more information on the payment plan.

Get Answers

Have questions about paying for classes? Like to learn more about opportunities for scholarships, grants, and other forms of assistance? Financial aid can help.




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Get Answers

Have questions or need more information about open registration?
Please submit them below or you can also call 828.448.6046
during regular business hours for assistance.

We will be in touch!