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Active Duty Military Checklist

Step 1: Apply for Admission

    Am I eligible? WNC has varying admissions criteria that allow any adult who can benefit from instruction at the college to enroll.

    How much does it cost? Per credit costs can be found on the Fees and Payments page. A $15 application fee is charged at the time of registration.

    When do I apply? Apply now to give yourself enough time to take the placement tests or to have your transfer credit assessed before the start of the next semester.

    When do I register? Register for classes after you have filled out the application for admission, taken the placement tests and met with a counselor for academic advisement, after open registration begins.

    How do I apply? Follow the application link and fill out the online application for admission. Please allow 3-5 business days for the application to be processed.

Step 2: Apply for Tuition Assistance

    Tuition assistance is available for active duty service members. This benefit differs from VA education benefits. Contact the education officer/NCO at your command to initiate the contract with the WNC Business Office. For questions regarding this benefit, contact WNC Business Office at 775-445-4221.

Step 3: Request Military and/or other College Transcripts

Step 4: Submit Transfer Credit Evaluation Request

Step 5: Meet with a Counselor

    Before you register for classes, call Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 to make an appointment to meet with a counselor for academic advisement.

    Why meet with a counselor? Meeting with a counselor prior to selecting your classes can save you time and money. Getting academic advice will alert you to prerequisites you may need, steer you into classes you can use for your degree or certificate program and let you know which classes will or will not transfer to a 4 year college.

    What should I bring? Bring your placement test results and a copy of your high school or college transcripts (unofficial copies are fine).

    What other services are available? WNC offers a variety of counseling services as an integral part of each student’s educational experience, including:

    • Academic Advising
    • Career Counseling
    • Career Exploration
    • Personality and Occupational Interest Testing
    • Job Search Techniques
    • Labor Market Information
    • Personal Counseling
    • Help with personal problems and concerns (strictly confidential)

    For more information, please call 775-445-3267.

Step 6: Apply for Financial Assistance

    To get help applying for financial assistance call 775-445-3264 or drop by Bristlecone 102.

    What is Financial Aid? Financial Aid is money you may be eligible for that will help pay your college expenses. This might be a federal grant, a low-interest student loan, a college work-study position or scholarship.

    Am I eligible? To find out if you are eligible for federal financial assistance, fill out the FAFSA ( To find out if you are eligible for scholarships, check with the Financial Assistance office (contact information above).

    How can I find out more right now? There is a lot of information available to you on the Financial Assistance website.

Step 7: Register for Classes

    After testing and meeting with a counselor, register for your classes through myWNC.

    Check the first date registration opens on the Dates and Deadlines calendar.

Step 8: Pay Fees

    When you register for your classes, it generates charges for tuition and fees. These charges must be paid no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday two weeks before classes begin to ensure that you are not dropped from your classes. Check the payment deadlines on the Dates and Deadlines calendar for all payment deadlines.

    Payment for short-term classes is due the day before the class starts.

For More Information Contact:

  • Admissions and Records – 775-445-3277
  • Business Office – 775-445-4221
  • Financial Aid – 775-445-3264
  • Counseling Services – 775-445-3267