About Admissions

Admission and acceptance to Washington State Community College
is open to all applicants*


Becoming a student at Washington State Community College is easy. Begin your Next Step by finding your student type to receive specific steps in your enrollment process. Washington State has a guide for New Student, Transfer, Transient/Personal Interest Student, Former Student, and Dislocated Worker. Simply click on the icon below that best describes your current status. A checklist is available that guides you through the process of becoming a student.

*Admission and acceptance for select health programs require an additional application and are selective admissions.
New Student Transfer Student Visiting Student Former Student Displaced Worker

New Student


  • High school graduates
  • Individuals that have received a GED
  • Individuals without a GED or high school diploma/certificate
  • Adults with no prior college classes
Transfer Student

Attended another college or university

Transient/Guest Student



  • Students currently enrolled at another college or university planning to transfer Washington State courses back to their home institution
  • Individuals interested in taking classes for personal interest or career development without the intent of receiving a degree or certificate
Former Student

Individuals returning to Washington State after an absence of one term or more

Dislocated Worker

Individuals that have been terminated, laid off, or received a "notice of termination or layoff" and are unlikely to return to your usual occupation or industry because of:

  • A permanent plant closure
  • A substantial layoff
  • Foreign competition

This may include students using WIA and TAA.

Pre-College Programs

Supplementing students’ academic experiences and providing college preparation, the pre-college programs enrollment options include the College Credit Plus Programs (CCP).

G.E.D. and ABLE Program

Individuals interested in obtaining their G.E.D or getting help refreshing your skills. Free Adult Basic and Literacy Education Class information can be found by contacting Julie Stoffel at 1-740-568-1960 or 1-800-350-1242.

Senior Citizen Fee Waiver

Students (age 60 and over) who are Ohio residents will have tuition waived if they elect to audit credit courses. All other charges, including but not limited to books, registration fees, lab/course fees, and safety/security fees, will be assessed. Students are responsible for paying these additional charges by the published payment deadline for the semester. If no payment is made, the course registration will be cleared and the senior citizen will be required to pay the re-registration fee to re-enroll.

Enrollment for senior citizens who wish to audit will be on a space-available basis and opens 10 days prior to the first day of each term. Financial aid is not available for senior citizen waiver registrations as courses are taken for audit only.

Senior citizens who wish to earn credit for their courses will pay tuition and fees and may enroll any time during the registration period. Senior citizens cannot enroll in courses granting academic credit and audit courses during the same term. (Rev. 11/10/14)

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