All students need to have submitted an application and to have been officially accepted to the college before they can register. If you have not submitted an application for admission and would like to do so, please visit www.sunywcc.edu/apply to apply online. If you have questions regarding the application process, contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not wait until you’re registered for classes at Westchester Community College to begin the Financial Aid Process. Apply early! You can begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as January 1 each year. If you have questions email the Office of Student Financial Assistance at email@example.com. Your application for aid and all supporting documentation must be received by the Office of Student Financial Assistance by June 30 (for the Fall) or October 30 (for the Spring) if you want your aid to be applied to your tuition bill.
Placement tests are used to establish which courses incoming students are prepared to take. Most students are required to take placement exams, though there are situations where they may be waived (for example, transfer students who meet certain criteria). Everything you need to know about placement exams, including who must take the tests, testing schedules, and testing locations can be found online at www.sunywcc.edu/testingcenter.
State regulations require students taking 6 credits or more to be immunized or show proof of previous exposure to certain diseases; mumps, measles, rubella, etc. You cannot register for courses until your form has been submitted to the Health Office. Find out more and download an Immunization Form at www.sunywcc.edu/regforms.
Counseling and Advisement
Incoming students are required to meet with a counselor to receive academic advisement before they can register. The Counseling Office is located in the Student Center on the Valhalla campus. Call 914-606-6572 for help or to schedule a meeting with a counselor. Counseling is also available at some Extension Centers. Please call the Centers directly for details.
Proof of Residency
While anyone can attend our classes, students who are not residents of Westchester County will be charged nonresident tuition and fee rates. In order for non-Westchester County residents to qualify for the resident rates (which are significantly lower), an Application for Certificate of Residency form must be completed, notarized, authorized by your New York State county of residence and then submitted to the college’s Bursar’s Office. This form must be completed on an annual basis. Additional requirements pertaining to the length of one’s residency also apply. To download the application form and obtain full residency requirements, visit www.sunywcc.edu/regforms.
Timely payment of your student bill is important. Early registrants are allotted more time to settle their bill. As the semester start date approaches, students are expected to pay at the time of registration. If payment in full is not received by the due date, your registration will be cancelled (dropped) and any classes that were being held for you will be released. For more information about payment, payment plans, drop schedules, receipts and refunds, visit www.sunywcc.edu/bursar.