Include existing credits when you complete your enrollment

Students looking to transfer in previous college credit from other regionally accredited colleges follow the same enrollment process as most new students, but with the addition of the Transcript Evaluation Request Form (TERF) process.

Apply

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Submit our free New Student Information Form (NSIF), which is sort of like our 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. 

Submit Transcripts

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Waubonsee will need official transcripts from all of your previous college(s) and universities. Have them sent to:

Registration and Records
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL

Submit the TERF

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With your X-number, log into mywcc to submit the Transcript Evaluation Request Form (TERF). Upon receipt of this form and your transcripts, our Credentials Analysts will evaluate your prior coursework and credits. When the evaluation is complete, which can take up to four weeks, you will receive an email.

In the meantime, you are free to complete any remaining steps, including meeting with a counselor or advisor to get an unofficial transcript evaluation.

Find Financial Resources

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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.

Get Placed Into the Right Courses

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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. 

Choose Courses and Register

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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 Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center 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. If you’re ready to register, visit our helpful Registration page.  

Make a Payment

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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.

Attend New Student Orientation

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Come meet new classmates as you learn about Waubonsee's campuses, resources and technology. You can also get help finalizing your course schedule. 

Get a Helping Hand

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The Counseling Advising and Transfer Center (CATC) are the experts in helping you transfer credit into and out of Waubonsee. Any questions, contact them and they'll be happy to help!  

(630) 466-2361
counseling@waubonsee.edu 

Transfer Credit Information and Regulations

Credits to be considered for transfer must have been earned at a post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or other regionally accrediting agency with an earned grade of D or better in the course(s) involved. Credits to be considered for ENG 101 or ENG 102 must have an earned grade of C or better if pursuing a transfer degree.

A maximum of 45 semester hours of transfer credit can be applied to a degree. Transfer credit does not apply to the College's academic residency requirement, nor does it count in the grade point average. Credit will not be granted if a student has previously earned credit for an equivalent course at Waubonsee. No recording fee applies.

Transcripts from foreign colleges and universities must first be reviewed a foreign educational credentials services recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

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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.