Fall 2013 New Student Orientation
WCJC New Student Orientation is offered by your 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 2013 classes
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.
- Lots of time to interact with your future classmates.
- OPPORTUNITY FOR EARLY REGISTRATION FOR FALL COURSES!
- And much more!
WCJC students know that starting smart means attending an on campus orientation before classes start!
As early as possible and definitely at least two weeks prior to your new Student Orientation date students should:
- Complete and submit an application for admission www.applytexas.org and verify itsí receipt in the Registrarís Office. The application for admission
(www.applytexas.org) may take up to 90 processing hours to be completed.
- Start your financial aid process www.fafsa.ed.gov Please be aware that priority deadlines exist for financial aid. Submit your
financial aid application as early as possible. Submit your financial aid application as early as possible. Internal WCJC scholarships forms are available through Scholar Select https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/2247-wharton-county-junior-co
- Submit your official transcripts & verify that they have been received
- Complete your testing requirements and have your scores
- Fulfill any requirements for holds that may be on your student account, such as the meningitis vaccination requirement http://www.wcjc.edu/about_n/Vaccination/Marketing_DECvacform.pdf
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. A group session for parents/support people will be held with each orientation, too. Indicate in the required information area if you are bringing a parent/support people.