Fall 2014 New Student Orientation
WCJC New Student Orientation is offered by your WCJC campus staff to help new WCJC students be as successful as possible at college. Our goal is to answer your questions, put your fears to rest and help you get started on the right foot. We know that students that attend our orientation programs have a greater level of academic success and continue in college in greater numbers than those students that donít attend. Students will register for Fall 2014 classes
as part of the orientation program.
Orientation sessions are approximately 4 hours long and will include:
- Building your plan to reach your academic goal.
- Learning how to select the right classes to reach your goal.
- Hands on training with WCJC's registration program.
- All the information you need to be successful at WCJC.
- OPPORTUNITY FOR EARLY REGISTRATION FOR FALL COURSES!
- First Time in College (FTIC) Students that attend NSO have a higher
first semester grade point average then FTIC students who donít attend.
WCJC students know that starting smart means attending an on campus orientation before classes start!
Please review the information below. All items below must be cleared
prior to your attendance at New Student Orientation. It is strongly
recommended that the below items be cleared a minimum of 2 weeks prior
to your New Student Orientation date and time.
1. Have you completed and submitted an application
www.applytexas.org ? Have you verified your application of
admission has been received in the Office of Admission and
Registration or received an e-mail from WCJC indicating receipt of
your application for admission? The application for admission (www.applytexas.org)
may take up to 90 processing hours to be completed.
2. Have you started your financial aid process
? Please be aware that priority deadlines exist for financial
aid. Submit your financial aid application as early as possible.
Submit your financial aid application and scholarship applications
as early as possible.
3. Have you requested a final high school
transcript with date of graduation and testing scores, or requested
a copy of your GED and verified with the Office of Admission and
Registration that they have been received?
4. If you were NOT exempt from taking a placement test, have you
taken your placement test?
5. Have you fulfilled any requirements for holds
that may be on your student account, such as the meningitis
https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immcojc/ or any residency holds?
New Student Orientation is not mandatory, but strongly
suggested for first time entering students. A first time
entering student is defined as a new student that has not previously
attended a college or university, is not a transfer student, transient
student, dual credit or concurrent credit high school student.
Registration for each orientation session will close
four (4) business days before the session, so plan ahead.