This checklist 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.
- 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
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 receive notifications of missing or received items in your Coyote Recruit account.
- You will be issued a WC login, email, and student ID number, AFTER all required documents are received.
2. Submit a transcript (if applicable)
Neither a high school transcript nor a Weatherford College transcript is needed for admission.
Transcripts needed from other colleges previously attended for dual credit (if applicable):
- Unofficial COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS for any dual credit at other colleges will need to be uploaded to Coyote Recruit when you complete your application. An official is required before you can register for the next term. This ensures you have necessary pre-requisite courses and that you do not enroll in a duplicate course at WC.
- OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from these colleges, with your final current semester grades, are required before you can register for the next term. Official transcripts may be sent electronically, brought to student services, or mailed to:
Weatherford College Student Services
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford TX 76086
*An official transcript is sent from another institution to Weatherford College directly via mail or electronically through a transcript service. If hand delivered, it must be sealed in an envelope from your previous institution. The semester prior to the student’s attendance at Weatherford College must be graded – courses should not read ‘in progress’. Future semesters are not reviewed.
3. Complete placement testing
Placement scores will need to be uploaded to your Coyote Recruit application.
All academic-transfer dual credit students must pass the ELAR portion of the TSIA2 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 TSIA2 scores. Check with your counselor regarding college readiness eligibility.
- 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.
- Weatherford Testing Center
- Wise County Testing Center
- 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.
- Contact your counselor to see if the TSIA2 Assessment is provided at your high school. The TSIA2 can also be taken at one of the Weatherford College Testing Centers by registering online.
- Weatherford Testing Center
- Wise County Testing Center
- Students who take the TSIA2 Assessment must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to testing.
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.
- Once ALL required documents are received you will receive your admissions email containing your student email, student ID number, and log-in information.
- Please contact Tech Services (817-598-6364) or the dual credit office (817-598-6458) if you have any trouble with your login.
5. Make payments or set up payment plans
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.
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, available through the financial aid office). 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.
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.
6. Purchase or rent textbooks
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.
7. Request accommodations
- 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.
- You may obtain documents for accommodations from the WC Disabilities and Accommodations office or from your high school counselor.
- You may fill out the dual credit accommodation forms and return to firstname.lastname@example.org with appropriate documentation.
8. Final Steps
- OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS must be sent to Weatherford College once you graduate from high school. An official transcript must include your date of graduation. Please have your high school submit this directly to WC.
- REQUEST WC OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT if you are going to attend another college. You may request them online and they will be sent electronically. We will not be able to release your Weatherford College transcript until we have your official high school transcript on file.