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 attend a C.O.R.E. (Coyote Orientation and Registration Experience) if one of these three situations apply:

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

Registration for CORE is currently open, however there are no parent/guest tickets remaining for any event.  These are limited due to the number of seats available in our breakout sessions.  If you cannot attend without a parent/guest, please complete orientation online. 

If you choose to attend without a parent/guest, you can use the link below to register for a date on the campus you plan to attend.  Please register for only one date. Students with all admissions documents (from #2 above) submitted at the time of their CORE date will work with advisors to register for classes at the event.  Students missing any admissions documents will not be able to register at CORE and will have to make an appointment to see an advisor once all documents are submitted.

You will need your student ID number and your student email in order to register. If you have not received this information, please check your spam folders and then email to have the information sent to you again.

Register for Weatherford CORE:  April 26, May 4, May 16, June 4, June 19, June 29, July 10, July 20, July 30.   

Register for Wise County CORE: June 25, July 24       

Online Orientation can be completed here using your WC login information.  Once you have completed you may make an appointment to see an advisor.

If you have questions, please email

5. Advising

In order to meet with an advisor, it is best to have all admission documents submitted. This includes your placement scores, high school transcript, and your proof of meningitis vaccine.  Advising for first time students does not begin until April.  You may either meet with an advisor in April by making an appointment or you will meet with one at CORE if all of your admission documents are submitted and you are cleared to register.  Appointments can be made 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.