Not seeking a degree or certificate at Washington State Community College
- Currently enrolled in another college or university and is taking courses at Washington State to transfer back to the home institution.
- Interested in taking a class for personal growth and enrichment.
WSCC Transient Student Registration Process
If you are a student at another college and want to take courses at Washington State with the intention of transferring them back to your own college, you are what we call a "transient student" or "guest student". We welcome you to Washington State and look forward to helping you on your educational journey!
Apply to Washington State
Your first step to taking classes as a transient/guest student is to apply for admission to Washington State, using our online application.
IMPORTANT: Please choose the following options when you apply so we can process your application correctly:
- Are you a transient student? Select: Yes
- What is your academic intent? Select: Transfer 4-Year College
Meet with your advisor at your home college
You'll want to determine which courses are right for your program of study at your home college, and work with your advisor to ensure they will transfer in and apply toward your degree.
Determine the Washington State prerequisites course and course equivalents
Review Washington State course descriptions, and choose the course(s) that work for your major and your schedule. Then, meet with the academic advisor at your home institution to discuss your plans and ensure that the transfer will be seamless. View the WSCC Course Catalog here.
The online tool, Transferology.com can be used to find course equivalencies for many institutions. Select "Search for equivalent courses" to see how specific courses will transfer between Washington State and your home institution.
Access your Washington State email and MyWSCC
Once you're accepted, you will receive an email with information on how to access MyWSCC and set up your student email account.
Submit the Transient/Guest Registration Form
In order to register for courses at Washington State without coming to campus, you must submit the Transient/Guest Registration Form. You should be signed into your Google account prior to opening the form. You will be asked to provide information about your home institution and desired Washington State course(s) including department name and course number (ie. MATH 1151).
Register for Classes
Once you complete the Transient/Guest Registration Form, you will receive confirmation from our Advising Office in Student Services that your registration has been processed. Once processed, you will be able to view your course schedule in WebAdvisor. A paper copy of your schedule as well as your charges, will be mailed to your address on file.
Finalize Financial Plans & Pay Fees
Contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution for questions you may have about paying tuition at your home college while you attend Washington State, or using Financial Aid funds received from your home college.
All fees must be paid by the published Washington State fee payment deadline dates. You can pay in full conveniently online through WebAdvisor. Payment plans are also available but must be set up in person at the WSCC Business Office.
Send Official Washington State Transcripts to Home Institution
After your final grades post, you will need to send an official transcript from Washington State to your home institution. You can request to have your official transcripts sent via WebAdvisor.
Want to Stay Longer?
If you decide to seek a degree or certificate at Washington State, please have your sealed, official transcript sent from your home institution to the WSCC Records Office.
Also, you will need to declare a major by filling out a change of major form available at the Records Office. Once you have declared a major, you will be assigned to an Academic Advisor in your program of study.
Still have questions?
Other Helpful Information
Student Services Hours of Operation
|Mon–Thurs||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m.||4:30 p.m.|
Access your Student E-mail Account, WebAdvisor and E-learning
Washington State uses this email system to communicate with students about registration, financial aid, and payment. Once your admissions application has been processed, students will receive an e-mail account. To access the e-mail account, please visit http://my.wscc.edu. Once logged in, you can access your e-mail by clicking on the "Webmail" tab.
MyWSCC also allows access to WebAdvisor and E-learning courses.
Purchase Books and Course Materials
If you are using financial aid to purchase your books, the bookstore marks special dates each term by which you must have your books charged.
Applicants with disabilities who would like assistance can contact the Office of Disability Services in the Center for Student Success of the Arts and Science Building. You can also learn more by visiting the Disability Services site.
Residency information obtained from the application for admission (more than the current address) will be used to determine residency for tuition purposes. Please refer to the Washington State catalog for a comprehensive description of residency related to the fees that are assessed by Washington State. To see if you qualify for in-state tuition as a non-Ohio resident, please visit the Reciprocity site.
Have Questions or Need Further Assistance?
Please visit Student Services, Main Building, First Floor.