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First Time College Students

Welcome to WNC! Below are required steps to complete by first time college students before registering for classes:

1. Apply for Admission online

Go to Apply Online and fill out the application for admission. Please allow 3-5 business days for the application to be processed. Once accepted an email will provide instructions for students to set up their MyWNC anywhere accounts.

2. Take placement tests

Students that plan on taking an English or math course need to take the placement tests. Exceptions are students who have ACT or SAT test scores (which are no more than two years old) or students who have taken English or math at another college.

3. Attend orientation

New Student Orientation is an informational session to help students make a successful transition to the college environment. Orientation provides pertinent information related to academic expectations, financial assistance and other campus resources and services.

4. Meet with a counselor

Counselors are here to help! Counselors will assist students to stay on track with their certificate of achievement and/or degree program.


Have a great semester!