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Applying to Western Texas College in 6 Steps


Welcome to the New Student Checklist page at Western Texas College!
To enroll as a student at WTC, the Admissions Office needs a few pieces of official paperwork.
If you are an International Student, please click here.
If you are a Dual Credit Student, please click here.
If you are a returning WTC Student, please contact your advisor to register for classes. If you have not attended classes in over a year, you need to complete the steps below that apply to you.
If you are a Veteran, please contact your regional VA office then complete the steps below that apply to you.
The staff at WTC knows that launching your college journey can be intimidating. If you have questions at any time, please call the Admissions Office at 325-573-8511. You can also email the admissions office with your questions at admissions@wtc.edu.


Let's get started!


Fill out the Application for Admission.

The Application for Admission asks for information about you and your educational background. The information will be things you already know or can find out easily. Filling out the application takes about 30 Minutes.

Click here for the online application.
Click here for a pdf fillable application.
Click here to fill out the form online at ApplyTexas.org.


Submit your Official Final High School transcript.

You will need to contact the high school that awarded you your diploma and request your official high school transcript with final graduation date. Many high schools now offer online transcript request. Check with your high school. Requesting a high school transcript takes about 20 minutes.

College Transfer Students: Please submit official transcripts from ALL institutions that have awarded you college credit. Please note that faxed transcripts are not official.

WTC Athletes: ALL WTC Athletes must submit an official high school transcript regardless of the number of college hours achieved.

WTC Rodeo Athletes: Please provide two copies of your official high school transcript and two copies of each official transcript from ALL institutions that have awarded you college credit.


Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.

This is required of students who are under 21 and attending classes on the WTC campus.

Teens and young adults 16 through 23 years old are at increased risk for meningococcal disease. Meningitis is a viral or bacterial infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord that can cause can cause severe disease, including meningitis and sepsis, resulting in permanent disabilities and even death. The vaccination is preventative. Requesting proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination takes about 10 minutes.


Submit your Test Scores.

By law, all students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Placement Test, unless exempt.

Proof of exemption such as TAKS, SAT, or ACT scores are not a requirement for admissions, but they are a requirement for enrolling in courses. Photocopies of test scores are acceptable.

Click here for more information about the TSI Assessment and exemptions.


Complete your Financial Aid Forms.

Western Texas College and The U.S. Department of Educations' FAFSA can supplement your funds to help you pay for college. Filling out financial aid forms takes about 45 minutes.

Click here to go to the WTC Worksheet for financial aid. 
Click here to go to the WTC Foundation Scholarship Application. 
Click here to go to the government's FAFSA website.
Click here to watch informative YouTube Videos about the FAFSA.


Complete and Submit your Housing Application and Official Immunization Record.

Students who plan to live on the WTC campus must complete a WTC Housing Application and an Immunization Form.

Click here to read more about housing at WTC.
Click here to retrieve a Housing Application in pdf form that can be downloaded, printed, and mailed with Immunization Record.

 The Admissions Office at WTC can answer any questions you have about the application process. Just as a reminder, you as the applicant are solely responsible for getting all paperwork and payment completed and submitted on time.
 WTC Admissions Office