Getting Started

We're excited that you're considering Washington State Community College. We work hard to guide all of our students through the enrollment process...which all starts with admissions! Washington State is an open enrollment institution which means that we don’t require specific test scores or GPAs for you to be admitted to the College. However, if you're interested in applying to Washington State, you must be a high school graduate or possess a GED. If you're considering one of our Health Sciences programs, you will need to meet the additional requirements specific to each program. Learn more here.

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Admission Checklists

You'll be happy to know that our student population is diverse with students of all ages, from all types of backgrounds. To help you understand the admission and enrollment process, we've created step-by-step enrollment checklists. Simply select the student type below that best describes you to learn about your next steps.

Degree-seeking Student

Degree-seeking Student (Both on-campus and online)

Ready to start your journey toward a college education? We’re glad you’re considering a degree or certificate at Washington State! Anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or has passed the GED examination is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student.

Follow the steps below to enroll at WSCC as a degree-seeking student:

  1. First, complete our free application for admission. If you’re considering a health program, you’ll also need to complete the application packet for the program of your choice. Health application packets are available here.
  2. Access your Washington State email and MyWSCC. Once you're accepted, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCC and set up your student email account. Remember to check your WSCC email often for important information.
  3. Already have college credit? To transfer credit from another institution, forward all official transcripts directly from the previous institution(s) to: Washington State Community College, Attn: Records Office, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
  4. Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA and include WSCC’s school code, 010453, at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to also apply for WSCC scholarships.
  5. Complete the placement assessment process to determine math & English course placement. You can choose the method of assessment that is used for placement.
    • Submit official ACT or SAT scores (scores are valid for two years)
    • Submit an official high school transcript (if you’ve graduated in the last two years)
    • Take the free Accuplacer test on the WSCC campus. Contact the WSCC Advising Office at 740.568.1930 to schedule your test. Don’t forget to prep before the test. Prep materials are available here.
    • If you’re an online student, check out the remote testing procedure here.
  6. Register for classes and set up payment arrangements. Remember to register early for the best selection of course times and formats. All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through WebAdvisor. Payment plans are also available but must be set up in person at the WSCC Business Office.
  7. Finally, complete our mandatory new student orientation. Yep, it’s mandatory because student success begins with a great orientation.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact Admissions at 740.568.1900 or admissions@wscc.edu for more information.

Returning Students

Returning Students

Welcome back! As a former WSCC student, you can pick up where you left off with your certificate or degree. However, if it has been more than two years since you last attended, we’ll need you to complete a few simple steps.

Follow the steps below to enroll as a returning student to WSCC:

  1. Complete a new application for admission. By completing a new application, you can update your contact information and your academic intent.
  2. Access your Washington State email and MyWSCC. Once your new application is processed, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCC and set up your student email account. Remember to check your WSCC email often for important information.
  3. Have college credit from another institution? To transfer credit, forward all official transcripts directly from the other institution(s) to: Washington State Community College, Attn: Records Office, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
  4. Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA and include WSCC’s school code, 010453, at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to also apply for WSCC scholarships
  5. Contact our Advising Office at 740.568.1930 to arrange an advising appointment.
  6. Register for classes and set up payment arrangements. Remember to register early for the best selection of course times and formats. All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through WebAdvisor. Payment plans are also available but must be set up in person at the WSCC Business Office.
  7. Complete our mandatory new student orientation. Yep, it’s mandatory because student success begins with a great orientation. Since you’ve been away from WSCC for more than two years, we’ve got lots of updates to share with you.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact Admissions at 740.568.1900 or admissions@wscc.edu for more information.

Transient/Guest Student

Transient/Guest Student

If you’re currently enrolled at another college and want to take courses at Washington State to transfer them back to your home institution, you are transient/guest student. We welcome you to Washington State and look forward to helping you on your educational journey!

Follow the steps below to enroll as a transient/guess student at WSCC:

  1.  Your first step to taking classes as a transient/guest student is to apply for admission to Washington State, using our online application. IMPORTANT: Please choose the following options when you apply so we can process your application correctly:
    • Are you a transient student? Select: Yes
    • What is your academic intent? Select: Transfer 4-Year College.
  2. Meet with your advisor at your home college.  You’ll want to determine which courses are right for your program of study at your home college, and work with your advisor to ensure they will transfer in and apply toward your degree.
  3. Determine the Washington State prerequisites course and course equivalents. Review Washington State course descriptions, and choose the course(s) that work for your major and your schedule. Then, meet with the academic advisor at your home institution to discuss your plans and ensure that the transfer will be seamless. View the WSCC Course Catalog here.
    • The online tool Transferology.com can be used to find course equivalencies for many institutions. Select "Search for equivalent courses" to see how specific courses will transfer between Washington State and your home institution.
  4. Once you're accepted, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCC and set up your student email account. This is an important step. Be sure not to skip it.
  5. Submit the Transient/Guest Registration Form. In order to register for courses at Washington State without coming to campus, you must submit the Transient/Guest Registration Form. You should be signed into your Google account prior to opening the form. You will be asked to provide information about your home institution and desired Washington State course(s) including department name and course number (ie. MATH 1151).
  6. Register for Classes. Once you complete the Transient/Guest Registration Form, you’ll receive confirmation from our Advising Office in Student Services that your registration has been processed. Once processed, you’ll be able to view your course schedule in WebAdvisor. A copy of your schedule will also be sent to you WSCC email.
  7. Finalize Financial Plans & Pay Fees. Contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution for questions you may have about paying tuition at your home college while you attend Washington State, or using Financial Aid funds received from your home college.
    • All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through WebAdvisor. Payment plans are also available but must be set up in person at the WSCC Business Office.
  8. Send Official Washington State Transcripts to Home Institution. After your final grades post, you will need to send an official transcript from Washington State to your home institution. You can request to have your official transcripts sent via WebAdvisor.

Want to Stay Longer?

If you decide to seek a degree or certificate at Washington State, please have your official transcript sent from your home institution to the WSCC Records Office. You’ll also need to declare a major by filling out a change of major form available at the Records Office. Once you’ve declared a major, you will be assigned to an Academic Advisor in your program of study.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact Admissions at 740.568.1900 or admissions@wscc.edu for more information.

Online Student

Online Student

Convenience doesn’t have to be at the expense of quality. At Washington State, we’re proud to offer a variety of programs entirely online. Our online courses are mirror images of what is taught on our physical campus, and they are taught by faculty who have been specially trained to teach in the online environment.

Follow the steps below to enroll as an online students at WSCC:

  1. First, complete our free application for admission. Only certain programs can be completed 100% online. For a complete list of WSCC’s online programs, click here. If you are not an Ohio resident, learn more about State Authorization Regulations here.
  2. Access your Washington State email and MyWSCC. Once you're accepted, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCC and set up your student email account. Remember to check your WSCC email often for important information.
  3. Familiarize yourself with WSCC’s online course environment by taking our free one-week Online Readiness Course. No commitment. No grade. Just a chance to try out the online format to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
  4. Already have college credit? To transfer credit from another institution, forward all official transcripts directly from the previous institution(s) to: Washington State Community College, Attn: Records Office, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
  5. Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA and include WSCC’s school code, 010453, at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to also apply for WSCC scholarships. If you plan on using financial aid in an online program at WSCC, you will be asked to verify your identity and high school or GED completion by the Office of Financial Aid.
  6. Complete the placement assessment process to determine math & English course placement. You can choose the method of assessment that is used for placement.
    • Submit official ACT or SAT scores (scores are valid for two years)
    • Submit an official high school transcript (if you’ve graduated in the last two years)
    • Take the free Accuplacer test on the WSCC campus. Contact the WSCC Advising Office at 740.568.1930 to schedule your test. Don’t forget to prep before the test. Prep materials are available here.
    • As an online student, you can opt to take your assessment test remotely. Check out the remote testing procedure here.
  7. Register for classes and set up payment arrangements. Remember to register early for the best selection of course times and formats. All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through WebAdvisor. Payment plans are also available but must be set up in person at the WSCC Business Office.
  8. Finally, complete our mandatory new student orientation. Yep, it’s mandatory because student success begins with a great orientation.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact Admissions at 740.568.1900 or admissions@wscc.edu for more information.

College Credit Plus (CCP) Student

College Credit Plus (CCP) Student

For more information about the admission and registration process for CCP, click here.

 

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Carrie Thrash

Director of Admissions
740.885.5640
cthrash@wscc.edu

Jacklyn Callihan

Assistant Director of Admissions
740.568.1953
jcallihan1@wscc.edu

Jenn Smith

Enrollment Support Specialist
740.885.5705
jsmith2@wscc.edu