You are considered a New Student or First-Time-In-College student if you have not attended a college or university after graduating high school or completing an equivalent program. Even if you were enrolled in a dual credit program in high school and then graduated, you are still considered a New Student at Weatherford College.

1. Apply to Weatherford College.

Complete the Coyote Recruit admissions application. Please note:

  • You must first create a Coyote Recruit account, then complete the application.
  • You will need to use your personal email, not a school or work email.
  • You will be issued a WC login, email, and student ID number, AFTER all required documents are received.

2. Submit admission documents.

Admission documents can be uploaded to Coyote Recruit once your application has been reviewed.

  • ​​TRANSCRIPTS. Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial (which you are allowed to use to register for the first time). An official is required before you can register for the next term.
  • Unofficial HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS can be uploaded when you complete your application in Coyote Recruit. An official transcript with graduation date is required before you can register for the next term.
  • HOME SCHOOL or GED TRANSCRIPTS can be uploaded when you complete your application in Coyote Recruit.  If you are a home school graduate, a final transcript with your graduation date is needed and can be uploaded to your Coyote Recruit. If you completed your GED, the certificate of completion is needed and can be uploaded to your Coyote Recruit.
  • Unofficial COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS for dual credit at other institutions will need to be uploaded when you complete your application. An official is required before you can register for the next term.
  • COMPLETE PLACEMENT TESTING (if required): SAT or ACT scores may qualify for testing exemption; upload scores for review to Coyote Recruit
  • If you did not take the SAT or ACT, additional testing is needed. Schedule TSI testing through the Weatherford College Testing Centers.
  • If you have TSI scores, but do not have a copy of them, you may use Find My Scores and input information to access your scores.

3. Explore How to Pay for College. 

Visit the Financial Aid Overview for more information on available aid and how to apply.

4. Orientation

You must complete orientation if one of these three situations apply to you:

  • are attending college for the first time
  • are a current dual credit student, graduating high school in May/June and attending WC in the fall
  • have not attended college in five or more years

At this time all remaining in person CORE orientations are full.  Please complete the online orientation, which requires you to use your WC login to access the orientation.  It can be completed any time before school starts.  

5. Advising

You are required to meet with an advisor, this includes incoming dual credit graduates.  You may do so by making an appointment. You may make appointments for the Weatherford College campus or the Wise County campus. Please make sure to click the “Select” button after each choice. 

You will receive a confirmation email that includes your appointment details. Please use your WC or personal email, not a school or work email.

You may also go to Student Services to be seen as an advisor becomes available.

6. Final Steps

  • Pay tuition and fees by the Payment Deadline for each semester. Paying attention to these deadlines ensures that you are not dropped for non-payment. You are responsible for all payments, regardless of forthcoming financial aid or scholarships. 
  • Select how you wish to Receive Refunds from Weatherford College. Failure to complete this step will delay any refunds you may receive.  
  • Purchase or rent textbooks. These are required for all WC courses. Textbooks can be purchased or rented in person or by phone at:
  • Weatherford Campus Bookstore: 817-598-6286
  • Wise County Campus Bookstore: 940-626-3259
  • You may go online to the Weatherford College bookstore.
  • Day One Access is a textbook program by which the student is charged a reduced fee for an eBook, which is automatically added to their tuition.  They will have access to the book on the first day of class in the course’s Canvas classroom. If the course utilizes Day One Access, there will be a small, green circle, with a dollar sign in it next to the course name in the course catalog during registration.  If you have questions regarding Day One Access or would like to opt out, please contact the bookstore at 817-598-6286.
  • Get your Parking Pass. Campus PD will issue your parking tag and provide instructions for student parking on campus. You will need to complete the Student Parking Registration form before visiting campus PD.
  • Have your photo taken for your student ID.  Student IDs are made in the Library and the Coyote Den.
  • Pre-register for healthcare services at our Coyote Clinic. Students must be pre-registered to be seen, so save time and do it before you need it!
  • Decide on housing options. Information, pricing, and floor plans can be reviewed for our on-campus option, Coyote Village.

Have further questions? Contact Student Services at for assistance with the admissions process.