First Time Student

Seeking a degree or certification at Washington State Community College

Seeking to enroll at Washington State after high school graduation or completing a GED, or adults with no prior college classes with plans in earning a degree or certificate at Washington State or another college/university.

Registration Steps

step 1

Apply to Washington State

Complete an application online, or download and print the paper version icon pdf to mail or fax to 740-376-0257.

The instructions will guide you through the application, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 740-568-1900 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Washington State Is Open Enrollment:

  • No Application Fee
  • No specific ACT/ SAT Score*
  • No pre-requisites*

Washington State is an open enrollment institution, which means you do not have to have a specific G.P.A., test scores, or particular high school classes to be accepted. You will receive additional information about enrolling in classes after your application is received and processed. Health programs are limited in enrollment and may have specific deadlines. To receive an application packet for a health program, please contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 740-568-1900, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 
fill out the online inquiry form.

*Excludes health programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions to receive an admissions packet for any health sciences program or download the applications by visiting the Health Sciences web page.

step 2

Submit Required Documents

High school transcripts or G.E.D. certificate are required for admittance to most health programs. Check the specific health application packet to see if it's required.

step 3

Financial Aid

How do you plan to pay for college? Your first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To see if you qualify, go to and fill out the FAFSA using your income tax forms. If you were in enrolled in any college the last school year, you may be able to do a renewal of the FAFSA.

Need help with the FAFSA? Call the Office of Financial Aid at 740-568-1908 to sign up for FAFSA sessions.

step 4

Complete Placement Testing

First-time college students will need to take the ACCUPLACER placement test to get started. WSCC now accepts ACT and SAT scores for placement. Test scores must be received directly from ACT/SAT or from your guidance office.

Practice tests are available and can be a great help to your success. Stop by Student Services or call 740-568-1930 to schedule your ACCUPLACER placement test.

step 5

Meet With An Academic Advisor, Develop A Class Schedule, And Register For Classes

Ready to register for classes? Once you complete the ACCUPLACER, you will sit down with an advisor who will help you schedule your classes for the first semester. The advisor will help you to select appropriate courses based on your educational goals and placement test results. Academic advisors are located in the Advising Office, Student Services, Main Building, First Floor. Please call 740-568-1930 to set up an advising appointment.

Once you meet with an academic advisor in student services for your first semester, you will be assigned an academic advisor in your desired major, for the rest of your time at Washington State.

You will be directed to the Records Office to complete the registration process.

step 6

Attend Student Orientation

Orientation at WSCC is mandatory for all new degree seeking students. Your success is important to WSCC...get on the right track!

  • Learn about campus resources
  • Get your student ID to buy books and receive discounts
  • Stop by Student Services or call 740-568-1930 in order to register to attend a Student Orientation.

step 7

Pay Fees or Complete Financial Aid Process by Payment Deadline

Fees must be paid to the Business Office by the deadline posted in the schedule for each term or online to maintain your schedule.

  • Make a payment in full online: go to MyWSCC and click on "Web Advisor"
  • In-Person: Business Office, Main Building, First Floor
  • Mail to: Business Office, Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Dr. Marietta, OH 45750

Learn More about Washington State's Payment Plan

step 8

Campus Access & Safety Fee

Starting Summer Term 2013 there will be a Campus Access & Safety Fee instead of a Parking Permit Fee. 

Campus Access & Safety Fee

0-3 Credit Hours $0 per semester
4-11 Credit Hours $50 per semester
12+ Credit Hours $75 per semester

Click here for a full list of Parking Regulations.

Other Helpful Information

Other Helpful Information

Student Services Hours of Operation

Hours*OpenLast Test Start TimeClose
Mon–Thurs 7:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.  6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Access your Student E-mail Account, WebAdvisor and E-learning

Washington State uses this email system to communicate with students about registration, financial aid, and payment. Once your admissions application has been processed, students will receive an e-mail account. To access the e-mail account, please visit Once logged in, you can access your e-mail by clicking on the "Webmail" tab.

MyWSCC also allows access to WebAdvisor and E-learning courses.

For additional technical assistance accessing the e-mail account, students should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Purchase Books and Course Materials

You can purchase books and additional course materials at the campus bookstore. For additional information, please call 740-568-1907, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the bookstore site.

If you are using financial aid to purchase your books, the bookstore marks special dates each term by which you must have your books charged.

Disability Services

Applicants with disabilities who would like assistance can contact the Office of Disability Services in the Center for Student Success of the Arts and Science Building. You can also learn more by visiting the Disability Services site.

Career Services

Career Services offers the College Central Network (CCN) as a resource for job and résumé posting, along with other information for employers and prospective employees. For more information, please visit the Career Services site.

Residency Information

Residency information obtained from the application for admission (more than the current address) will be used to determine residency for tuition purposes. Please refer to the Washington State catalog for a comprehensive description of residency related to the fees that are assessed by Washington State. To see if you qualify for in-state tuition as a non-Ohio resident, please visit the Reciprocity site.

Have Questions or Need Further Assistance?

Please visit Student Services, Main Building, First Floor.

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