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Student Type Admissions Requirements

New Freshman/First Time in College/High School Graduate – A student who has graduated from a state accredited high school. Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Official copy of the high school transcript showing the final grades and date of graduation.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).           Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education   Coordinating Board.

 

Dual Credit High School Students – High school students may attend Wharton County Junior College following the completion of their sophomore year at an accredited high school. Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Current official copy of the high school transcript. One will be required at the end of the 10th and 11th grades.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).           Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

Early Admission of High School Students – High school students may attend Wharton County Junior College following the completion of their sophomore year at an accredited high school. As a means of recognizing superior high-school achievement, qualified 11th and 12th grade high school students are permitted to enroll in the summer session or concurrently with high school enrollment and earn college credits applicable to the associate degrees. Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Current official copy of the high school transcript. One will be required at the end of the 10th and 11th grades.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).          Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

Transfer Students from another accredited college or university Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Official transcript from every college or university attended.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).          Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • Students must comply with Wharton County Junior College's standards on probation and/or suspension.

 

Home School/Private School/Non-Accredited High School Graduate - Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Official transcript signed and notarized by the principal or head of instruction showing the final grades and date of graduation.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).          Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

GED Graduate – A student whose high-school class has graduated may be admitted by successfully completing the General Education Development (GED) test. Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • GED certificate with official scores and completion date.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores.                                                                Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  

Students who are re-entering after not being enrolled for more than two years - Students who have previously attended Wharton County Junior College but have not attended for two years or more are eligible for readmission. Required documents are:

    • Updated electronic application. A new application has to be submitted even if nothing has changed to comply with state residency requirements.
    • Updated official transcript(s) from every accredited college or university attended.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores (if not already noted on transcript).          Meets the Texas Success Initiative as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    • Students reentering after academic suspension should seek advising through the Counselors office.

 

Students enrolling in certificate programs - Students seeking a technical certificate are eligible to attend Wharton County Junior College. These students are exempt from Success Initiative testing requirements as long as the student enrolls in the courses within the certificate program(s) as outlined in the catalog. Students are required to comply with all specific certificate requirements within the certificate program(s) as outlined in the catalog. Required documents are:

    • Electronic application.
    • Official copy of the high school transcript showing the final grades and date of graduation.
    • Official transcript from every accredited college or university attended.
    • TSI Assessment or exemption test scores if required in the certificate program (if not already noted on transcript).
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