Admissions & Enrollment Checklist
Students are encouraged to apply EARLY. Use this checklist to assist you in the admissions and enrollment process. The staff and counselors in the Office of Admissions are available to help you.
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Attend an Information Session
Westchester Community College has more than 65 different degree and certificate programs. Prospective students are welcome to attend an Information Session hosted by an admissions counselor to learn more about the college, our programs and services. Please click here for dates, times, locations, and to RSVP.
Apply for Admission
All students are encouraged to apply online. Click here to apply online or download the admissions paper application. Students applying online must pay the $35 non-refundable application fee with a credit card. Students using the paper application must submit the application with the $35 non-refundable application fee (check or money order) to the Office of Admissions located in the Administration Building Room 210.
Please note, email and letter notifications with next steps are sent to students approximately one week after applications are processed.
Official High School Transcript/GED Diploma
All applicants must have their high school send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions located in the Administration Building Room 210. Official transcripts may be sent by mail or by email to HSTranscript@sunywcc.edu . Current high school students must have their high school send an official final transcript with date of graduation or bring their original diploma to the Admissions Office upon graduation as well. High School Equivalency Diploma recipients must bring their original GED Diploma and scores.
Applicants who have attended a prior college must have an official college transcript sent to the Transfer Credit Evaluator in the Registrar’s Office located in the Administration Building Room 107. Colleges that are members of the Script-Safe Network (click here for list of participating colleges) may have their transcripts emailed to eTrans@sunywcc.edu.
Placement testing is required of all new full-time students. Part-time students who wish to enroll in English and/or mathematics must also take placement testing. Students who have successfully completed college-level English and/or mathematics courses with a grade of “C” (2.0 on 4.0 scale) will be waived from all or part of the placement test. A schedule of placement tests will be mailed to you along with your acceptance letter. Click here to view more information about placement testing.
New York State Public Health laws require all students, regardless of age, enrolling in 6 or more credits must be in compliance with the NYS Meningitis Law and all students enrolling in 6 or more credits who were born on or after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella. Documentation should be submitted with your application or brought, faxed, emailed or mailed to the Student Health Office located in the Student Center Building. Click here to download the immunization form.
Certificate of Residence
Students who have lived in New York State for one year, but do not or have not lived in Westchester County for six months, must present a Certificate of Residence from their county of legal residence. Click here to download the application for the Certificate of Residence.
Financial aid applications are available through the Financial Aid Office. Apply for financial aid early. If you have any questions about financial aid, call the Financial Aid Office at 914-606-6773.
Advisement and Registration
After you have taken the placement test (or been waived) and submitted health records, you will be ready to meet with a Counselor for advisement and registration in the Counseling Office located in the Student Center Building. The Counselor will discuss your academic goals, review your academic record and placement test results with you, and help you register for courses. Please note: Students are seen on a walk-in basis in the Counseling Office.
Once you have registered for your courses, you must pay your tuition and fees. You can pay online by going to the MyWCC student portal or at the Bursar’s Office located on the first floor of the Administration Building. For more information regarding payment, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 914-606-6992. For more information about Tuition payments, click here.