How to Apply

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Applying to WCJC is free, easy, and completely online. Follow the steps below based on your student type. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions team today!

New to WCJC? Apply Today in Four Easy Steps!

If you are a student that is new to WCJC, complete these four steps and become a Pioneer today!
Step 1
Submit your online ApplyTexas Application using the "Two Year/Community College" option and select “Wharton County Junior College”. Be sure to click "Submit" at the end of your application to ensure that your information is sent to WCJC. Just remember, you're not done until you see the confetti!

Once your application has been submitted to WCJC, you will receive an email with your WCJC ID and a link to your admissions status. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not see an email from us.

Submit Your Official High School/College Transcripts

Step 2
Submit all official education records, including GED certificates, high school and college transcript(s), and/or homeschool records. Official records must be sent directly from your school or delivered in a sealed envelope. Official transcripts can be sent via email to or via USPS to 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488.

Unofficial/unsealed copies received directly from students will not be accepted.
Step 3
Send us your official TSI assessment scores or proof of TSI exemption (SAT, ACT, STAAR, scores, etc.). If you have not taken the TSI or aren’t sure if you’re exempt, contact the Testing Center. Official test scores must be sent directly to WCJC through CollegeBoard or another test administrator.

Official scores (not copies) can be sent via email to or via USPS to 911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488.

Submit Your Bacterial Meningitis Record

Step 4
Bacterial Meningitis immunization records are required for students 21 years of age and younger. Immunizations must be current (no older than 5 years) and are required for any student who is taking a course on campus or living in the residence halls.

Scanned copies/pictures of vaccination records
are considered official. You may send them directly to

After You’re Accepted

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At WCJC, we believe in empowering our students to achieve their dreams and aspirations. As you embark on this adventure, our dedicated Admissions and Registration team is here to guide you every step of the way."
Emily Voulgaris
Director of Admissions & Registration
  • Apply for Financial Aid

    Pay less for your education! Make college possible with WCJC financial aid and scholarships. We’ll help you every step of the way.

  • Attend New Student Orientation

    Make your transition to WCJC easier with New Student Orientation. We’ll show you where to go for your classes and how to find support in-person and online.

  • Register for Classes

    Find classes that interest you, build your schedule, and sign up for classes.

Alternative Admission Options

Alternative student populations, including dual credit, readmits, transient, and workforce, should follow their specific admission requirements.

Dual Credit or Early Admission

Current High School Students

If you want to take college classes while you’re still in high school, follow these steps: 

  1. Complete your ApplyTexas application. 
  2. Submit your proof of TSI exemption (may be submitted by the high school).
  3. Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Immunization record if you’re taking classes on a WCJC campus.
  4. Home-schooled or private school students will also need to submit your official high school or notarized homeschool transcript. 
Learn more about earning credits while in high school.

Readmitted Students

Students Returning to WCJC After Two or More Years

If you previously attended WCJC but have not taken classes in two or more years, follow these steps:

  1. Complete your ApplyTexas application. 
  2. Submit official transcripts from any other college(s) attended since leaving WCJC, if applicable.
  3. Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Immunization record if you’re 21 years old or younger and taking classes on a WCJC campus.
Welcome back, Pioneer! Once you have completed the application process, contact a WCJC Academic Advisor at 979-532-6516.

Transient Students

Students Currently Enrolled at Another Institution

If you are currently enrolled at a four-year institution but would like to take additional classes at WCJC for a single semester, follow these steps:

  1. Complete your ApplyTexas application. 
  2. Submit a Transient Student Enrollment form.  
  3. Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Immunization record if you’re 21 years old or younger and taking classes on a WCJC campus.
If you are taking classes as a transient student, you must submit a new Transient Student Enrollment form prior to the start of each semester.

Non-Credit Training

Students Interested in Community, Workforce, or Adult Education
Contact our Department of Continuing Education for a wide range of non-credit educational opportunities to the community and local industry. Whether you are looking to start a career, enhance your current skills, try a new hobby, or just have fun, we have something for you!

Contact our Department of Adult Education and Literacy for programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation courses, Transitions to College/TSI courses, and Integrated Education and Training courses for adults who reside within Wharton County Junior College service areas
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Monitor Your Progress

Need Help? Contact Us!

Contact the Office of Admissions for questions regarding your application or the admissions process. 


Phone: 979-532-6303