Get Enrolled, Registered and Ready for Class!

The process depends on the kind of student you want to be and kind of courses you want to take. There is no competitive application process, except for a few select programs.  And you’ll receive personal attention and guidance to help you along the way.

We’re dedicated to helping you achieve success because this is your future.


New Student
Earn college credit to transfer to a four-year university or prepare for a career

Transfer in academic credits previously earned at another college or school

If you have previously taken a credit course at Waubonsee and have your X-number and password, you can register for classes right away. Note that if you’ve taken only noncredit and/or high school courses previously and are ready to move into credit courses, you should follow the process for new credit students.

International (I-20)
Enrollment for citizens of a country other than the United States


Personal Enrichment /
Professional Development

Enroll in Personal Enrichment, Trips and Tours, or Professional Development courses

Adult Education
This includes Adult Basic Education/GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) and other courses that help area residents improve their basic skills in English, reading and math and/or prepare for the GED test at no cost.

Xcelerate Youth Programs
Our Xcelerate summer camps have morning and afternoon sessions with fun, interactive activities for kids.


High School
Earn college credit while still in high school or earn high school credit in our summer SOAR program.

Important Dates to Know

Fall Semester Dates
May 7: Registration opens
Aug. 20: First day of classes (16-week, first 8-week, first 4-week)
Sept. 8: First day of 14-week classes
Sept. 17: First day of 12-week classes and second 4-week classes
Oct. 15: First day of second 8-week and third 4-week classes
Nov. 12: First day of fourth 4-week classes
Enrollment Help

Getting Started Workshop

Starting as a new student at Waubonsee has two major phases -- everything that gets you ready to choose and take the right courses, and then actually building your course schedule.  More Information / Reserve your spot!

  • Tuesday, August 14
  • Wednesday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 16
  • Friday, August 17

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Setting yourself up for success your first semester is important, and we’re here to help. Take advantage of our free New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions, and learn what you need to know.  View or register for upcoming NSO sessions.

  • Saturday, August 18
Keep in Mind

Remember that you can begin the new student enrollment process at any time. You'll have a few steps to complete prior to course registration, so don't wait!   

Always Here to Help


(630) 466-5756

Schedule an appointment or just stop by and see us to learn all you need to know about starting your college experience here.

Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove Exterior Student Center

Student Center, Second Floor

8 a.m. - 7 p.m., M-W
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Th-F

Aurora Downtown
Main Entrance of Aurora Downtown Campus

Student Services Suite, First Floor

8 a.m. - 7 p.m., M-W
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Th-F

Aurora Fox Valley
Aurora Fox building summer S

Student Services Suite, Second Floor

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., T
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., W
and by appointment.

Plano Sign outside of building summer grasses S

Student Services Suite, First Floor

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., T