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Please use this page as a step-by-step guide to becoming a student at Wenatchee Valley College. Check the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.
Apply for Admissions
You can apply online or submit an application to the admissions/registration office. Once your application is processed, you will receive an acceptance letter with your Student Identification (SID) number.
Apply for Financial Aid
Complete your financial aid application (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs are available for qualified students. Apply early to ensure your application is processed in time for the quarter you wish to start (financial aid applications can take 6-8 weeks to process). For more information, visit the WVC Financial Aid website or call 509.682.6810.
Take a Placement Test
Proper placement into math and English classes will help support your long-term academic success. New students must take a placement test unless they can provide documentation of college-level proficiency in math and/or English prior to registering for classes. Test results are valid for three years. For more information, call 509.682.6830.
Meet with an Educational Planner
Once you have completed your placement testing, we will help you make an appointment for an advising and registration session. The educational planning team will help you interpret your test scores and discuss your academic goals. They will teach you how to register for classes and will activate your PIN allowing you to sign up for classes. For more information, call 509.682.6830.
Pay for classes
After registration, your student schedule will show your tuition and fee charges. Pay tuition and fees prior to the payment deadline and purchase textbooks at the bookstore.
Advising for your next quarter will be done by a faculty adviser assigned to you based on your stated program interest. If you are unsure of who your adviser is, you can find out by printing out your class schedule. Your current adviser will be listed at the top. You can also check with educational planning and testing at 509.682.6830.