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Early Admissions & Dual Credit

The information below applies to dual credit students (a high school student who enrolls in a college-level course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school) and early enrollment students (a high school student who enrolls in a college-level course and receives academic credit only from the college).

1. Apply to Weatherford College.

Go to applytexas.org (The student’s social security number is required to process the WC application.) Create an account and then complete the entire 6-page application for two-year colleges and submit. Please select “early admission” major and complete the FERPA acknowledgement.

  • See the corresponding sheet for specific instructions on completing the online application for admission.
  • The FERPA release only applies to students who wish to grant third party access to their educational records. High school principals and counselors already have access to the student’s educational records.
  • The FERPA release must be completed each semester.

2. Submit a transcript from any other college you have attended for Dual Credit.

We do not need high school transcripts or Weatherford College transcripts. (Early admissions homeschool students do need to submit homeschool transcripts.)

3. Complete Placement Testing.

(Only if required). All academic-transfer dual credit students must pass the ELAR portion of the TSI Assessment or its equivalent (e.g., SAT, ACT, etc.). Some courses (e.g., MATH, BIOL 1406/1407) also require a passing math score. Technical dual credit courses do not require TSI scores. Check with your counselor regarding college readiness eligibility.

4. Enroll in classes with Weatherford College

Your high school counselor completes your high school schedule; it is your responsibility to register with Weatherford College. You can enroll, pay, and check your records in your Coyote Connect student portal.

  • Your login information was emailed to you after you completed your Apply Texas Application. Please contact Tech Services (817-598-6364) or the dual credit office (817-598-8818) if you have any trouble with your login.

5. Make payments or set up payment plans.

These can be arranged online through your Coyote Connect student portal by clicking the Student Finance tab. Payments in full can also be made at your local WC Educational Center (cash, check, credit card) or by calling the WC Business office (credit/debit card only) at 817-598-6265.

  • DUAL CREDIT ONLY: If you would like to be considered for a need-based Dual Enrollment Grant (DEG), please fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Eligible students may be awarded up to 6 hours of in-district tuition each fall and spring semester to cover tuition costs for dual credit classes. The grant does not cover lab fees or textbooks.

6. Purchase or rent texbooks.

Required for all WC courses. Textbooks can be purchased or rented at the WC Bookstore (Weatherford Campus – 817-598-6286 or Wise County Campus – 940-626-3259) in person, by phone, or online at www.weatherfordbooks.com.

7. Request accommodations.

Students who would like to request accommodations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) should contact the WC Disabilities and Accommodations office: Dawn Kahlden, accommodations@wc.edu or 817-598-6350.

  • Please note that these accommodations may not be the same accommodations afforded to you under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) laws that are used at the high school level.
  • For more information, please review the High School vs. College brochure.
  • You may fill out the dual credit accommodation forms and return to accommodations@wc.edu with appropriate documentation.

Early enrollment students must maintain a minimum grade of a “C” or higher in each course in order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and /or to remain currently enrolled. Not maintaining SAP may impact financial aid eligibility after high school graduation.