Matriculation: Process for Enrolling in Classes at WCC
Welcome to Woodland Community College! We’re here to help you enroll in college from application to course registration. By completing the important “Steps to Enroll” listed below, our goal is to help you succeed in achieving your goal of a college education.
Here are the steps to follow to become a new student at Woodland Community College. (Please note that Graduating High School Seniors within the WCC service area can also complete much of this process on their campus, Click HERE for details)
STEP 1: The Application
If you have not yet applied for admission to Woodland Community College, please Apply Now! complete the California Community College application (CCCApply) online and submit before continuing to Orientation.
After submitting your application for admission, you will receive an email message with the important steps to follow to become a WCC student. A WebAdvisor account will be activated within 20-30 minutes after you complete your application for admission. This account will allow you to complete the Online Orientation.
STEP 2: Registering for Summer Classes
If you plan to enroll ONLY in summer session courses and NOT in fall or spring semester courses, you may register using WebAdvisor beginning on your priority registration date.
Check the Priority Registration page for the registration schedule. Carefully read the description of the course(s) you plan to take, making sure you meet the prerequisite requirements. If you have questions, contact the Admissions & Records Office or the Counseling Office for assistance. Note the 10 DAYS TO PAY requirement to avoid being dropped from classes for nonpayment of student fees.
STEP 3: What is your Educational Goal?
If you plan to enroll in fall or spring semester classes, you’ll need to complete online orientation, take a placement test, and meet with a counselor to develop an education plan before you can register for classes.
If you are a high school student interested in earning college credit while in high school, please see our High School Students webpage for steps on how to enroll.
Certain students, because of their educational background and plans for study, are exempted from Matriculation requirements. If two or more of the following criteria apply to you, please email WCCAdmissionsInfo@yccd.edu giving us your full name as entered on your application for admission and your Student ID number, along with
the numbers of the two or more exemption criteria that apply to you:
- Have completed an associate or higher degree (verification required – provide a copy of the degree or transcripts)
- Will be enrolling in performance classes only (e.g. music, drama, physical education activity classes)
- Enrolling in fewer than six units
- Not planning to earn a degree or certificate
- Enrolling in job-skill upgrade, self-improvement or general interest courses
- Enrolling in classes for which you have previous training, i.e., firefighter taking an E.M.T. class
- You are planning on enrolling in the Fire Academy
- Still attending high school and attempting to enroll in a college course(s) through the Concurrent Enrollment program.
If you email a request for Matriculation exemption, we will respond with the next steps to follow to register.
Otherwise, continue to Step 3.
STEP 4: Online Orientation
Complete the Online Orientation to Woodland Community College.
STEP 5: Placement Test
Call the WCC Admissions & Records Office at (530) 661-5720 to make an appointment to take the Placement Test, which evaluates your skills in English, Math, and Reading to enable you and your counselor to choose the right courses for your first semester at WCC. Check the Placement Testing schedule and location.
Testing is by appointment only. When you complete the placement test, you will be given your scores and the opportunity to choose the date and time of the required Counseling Session you would like to attend.
STEP 6: Meet with a Counselor for an Educational Plan
Attend the required Counseling Session for which you were scheduled following completion of the Placement Test. Be sure to keep your Counseling Session appointment in order to be cleared for registration. With the help of the counselor, you will select the courses in which you will enroll during your first semester at WCC.
STEP 7: Registering and Paying for Your Classes (10 Days to Pay)
On or after your Priority Registration Date, register and pay your fees online through WebAdvisor. Be sure to observe the TEN DAYS TO PAY rule to avoid being dropped from your courses for nonpayment. If you believe you are eligible for Financial Aid and/or the Board of Governors enrollment fee waiver, apply through the Financial Aid office before registering.
STEP 8: You’re Ready to Start College!
Be sure to attend the first meeting of each of your classes, and best wishes as you begin your studies at Woodland Community College.