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 admissions application at applytexas. Your social security number is required to process the WC application. You will 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.
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 will need to submit homeschool transcripts.
- PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. For admission purposes, the official transcript from the last college you attended is needed. Transcripts may be sent electronically, brought to student services, or mailed to:
Weatherford College Student Services
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford TX 76086
3. Complete placement testing
All academic-transfer dual credit students must pass the ELAR portion of the TSIA 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 TSIA scores. Check with your counselor regarding college readiness eligibility.
- Contact your counselor to see if the TSIA Assessment is provided at your high school. The TSIA can also be taken at one of the Weatherford College Testing Centers by registering online or by calling 817-598-6383.
- Weatherford Testing Center
- Wise County Testing Center
- Students who take the TSIA 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.
- 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 (817-598-6458) 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 that 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.
6. Purchase or rent textbooks
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 through the Weatherford College bookstore.
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.
- For more information, please review the High School vs. College brochure.
- You may obtain documents for accommodations from the WC Accommodations and Disabilities office or from your high school counselor.
- You may fill out the dual credit accommodation formsand return to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.