Take the steps to your higher education

Follow this path if you are new to credit courses at Waubonsee.

If you're a new Waubonsee student looking to bring in previous college credit, take college courses as a high school student or study as an international student, you'll follow slightly different steps.

If you've taken credit courses here in the past, you can register for many courses right away.

1. Apply


Submit our free New Student Information Form (NSIF), which is our version of an application. It doesn’t mean you have to attend Waubonsee, but it gets the process started by assigning you a student ID/X-number. It also allows us to better communicate with you throughout the enrollment process. 

Learn more about our convenient Getting Started Workshops!

2. Find Financial Resources


If interested, apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Waubonsee also offers a variety of scholarships that don’t need to be paid back, but they do need to be applied for by the February deadline.

3. Get Placed Into the Right Courses

Placement Pencil

You’ll be placed into the right English and math courses based on your ACT/SAT scores, placement testing results or previous coursework.

P.S. to Part-timers: You’ll need to go through the course placement process only if you plan on taking an English or math course. The reading/writing test is required for all financial aid applicants. 

4. Choose Classes and Register


Complete the online Electronic Registration and Planning (E-RAP) tutorial, found in mywcc, where you’ll learn to use your course placement info, the course catalog and course schedule to select and register for classes.

Note: E-RAP is very helpful, but so is our Admissions team. Don’t be afraid to get some in-person expertise as you build your course schedule. 

P.S. to Part-Timers: E-RAP is optional for you, but we recommend it, as it’s a great introduction to our academic offerings and processes. But if you're ready to register, follow these online registration tips.   

5. Make a Payment


Don’t forget to make a payment when you register for courses. If your tuition and fees total more than $200, you can opt for our payment plan option.

6. New Student Orientation


Come meet new classmates as you learn about Waubonsee's campuses, resources and technology. You can also get help finalizing your course schedule. Note: NSO is available for fall and spring starts only.

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Getting Started Workshop — Covering everything but your course schedule!

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. Learn everything you need for the first phase at this convenient one-hour session.

Learn More & Sign Up

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Programs with Special Requirements

In addition to these steps, our CNA, EMT, Fire Science, Health Care Interpreting, Interpreter Training, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, Nursing, Surgical Technology and Therapeutic Massage Programs have additional requirements.

Other Types of Credit Students

If you're looking to take credit courses here but are transferring in previous college credit, studying as a high school student while you do it, or currently living outside the United States, your enrollment process will be slightly different.

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