Texas Community Colleges

New Student Checklist

Welcome to the New Student Checklist page at Western Texas College. To enroll as a student at WTC, the Admissions Office needs you to submit several documents to the Admissions Office so that you can register for classes.

All documents should be submitted one of the following ways:

  • Email to admissions@wtc.edu
  • Fax to 325-574-6524
  • Mail to:
    Western Texas College
    ATTN: Admissions
    6200 College Avenue
    Snyder, Texas 79549.

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.

If you are a Dual Credit student, an Online student, or an International Student, please use the following links to apply:

If you are a returning WTC Student, please contact your advisor to register for classes or email counseling@wtc.edu. 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 or Active Military, please complete the Checklist for Students Using Veterans Affairs Assistance.


Steps to Apply

1. Fill out the Application for Admission.

The Application for Admission asks for information about you and your educational background. There is no application fee.

There are three different ways to submit an application to WTC. Choose one of the following:

2. Submit your Official Final High School transcript. 
Contact the high school that awarded you a diploma and request your official high school transcript that includes the final graduation date. Many high schools now offer online transcript requests. Check with your high school.

 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.
3Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. 
This is required of students who are under 22 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 diseases, including meningitis and sepsis, resulting in permanent disabilities and even death. The vaccination is preventative.


4. Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment or submit your test scores. 

By law, all students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, unless you submit proof of exemption. 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.

If you do not have test scores to submit, you can register to take the TSI Assessment. Students who do not submit test scores will be required to take the TSI Assessment before they can enroll in courses.

5. Complete and submit your Financial Aid Forms.

Western Texas College and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) from the U.S. Department of Education can supplement your funds to help you pay for college. Students should fill out and submit:

6. Complete and Submit your Housing Application and Official Immunization Record.
Students who plan to live on the WTC campus must complete and submit a WTC Residence Hall and Dining Contract and an Immunization Form. Contact your primary care physician to request a copy of your immunization form.

The Admissions Office at WTC is happy to answer any questions you have about the application process. Call 325-573-8511 or email admissions@wtc.edu.