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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).

Students wishing to obtain early admission status must complete and submit the following to Weatherford College:

1.  The online Weatherford College Application for Admission via the Apply Texas website.

  • See the corresponding sheet for specific instructions on completing the online application for admission.

2.  The FERPA Form

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release section of this form
    is optional.
  • The FERPA Release only applies to students who wish to grant third party access to his/her educational records. High school principals and counselors already have access to the student’s educational records.
  • The FERPA Release must be completed each semester.
  • It is recommended that students who are granted early admission status complete EDUC 1300, Learning Frameworks, in his/her first semester of enrollment.

3.  The Request for Student’s Taxpayer Identification Number (Substitute W-9S) form.

4.  The Dual Credit Tuition Exemption Form, if applicable.

  • This form only applies to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch status at his/her local independent school district.

5.  A copy of the student’s high school or (8th grade final grade report for Early Collegiate
     Academy participants) transcript or home school transcript.

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6.  Test scores

  • Students who do not possess exemption test (ACT, SAT, STAAR EOC, TSI) scores under the Texas Success Initiative requirements and need remediation will not be eligible to enroll in coursework in which they possess a deficiency.
  • Students who intend to take the TSI Assessment must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to testing.

7.  Enroll in the appropriate college courses through Campus Connect. Consult with your
     high school counselor to determine which course number and section number to enroll in.

8.  Pay for classes. Payments and payment plans can be arranged online through the
     student’s myWC account. 

  • 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 cards only) at
    817-598-6265.

9.  Request any accommodations needed. Students who would like to request accommoda-
     tions
 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should contact the WC Disabilities
     Accommodations office, Dawn Kahlden at dkahlden@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.
  • Select HERE to obtain the Americans with Disabilities dual credit forms.

10.  Acquire required textbooks. Textbooks are required for all WC courses.

  • Textbooks can be purchased and/or rented at the WC Bookstore (817-598-6286 /
    Weatherford Campus; 940-626-3259 / Wise County Campus) in person, or over
    the phone, or online.

Please Remember:

Early enrollment students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in each course in order
to maintain satisfactory academic progress and/or to remain continuously enrolled.

  • Not maintaining satisfactory academic progress may impact financial aid eligibility 
    after high school graduation.

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Rev: 10/24/18