Apply Now: WCC Foundation Scholarship!

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It’s time to apply for Whatcom Community College Foundation Scholarships! The general application for 2016-2017 is available now through February 29th! The WCC Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities to Whatcom Community College students who demonstrate academic achievement, personal growth, and or contributions to fellow students, the College, or the community.  Scholarship awards are typically announced in May or June, with possible additional awards announced in the summer.

Need more information about how to apply for scholarships? Be sure to check out Whatcom’s Scholarship Workshop, coming up February 1st from 5:30 t0 7:30 in Heiner Auditorium!

For more information about the WCC Foundation Scholarship, click here.

Notifications will be both mailed and e-mailed to the address listed on your scholarship application. Be sure to update the Foundation of any address or email changes.

Whatcom Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information or age in its programs and activities. WCC publications are available in alternate formats upon request.

It’s FAFSA time!

financial aid priority deadlineIt’s a new year, and that means it is time to renew your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

March 15th marks the priority deadline for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA! Complete your application by this date and you are guaranteed to have your award ready for the 2016-2017 academic year. You are also more likely to be eligible for grant dollars that have limited funds like State Need Grant.

If you have not yet applied, for financial aid for next year please do so now! Follow the steps at Whatcom’s Financial Aid website, to make sure you are set for the upcoming academic year!

CWU Lynnwood Information Table


Join the folks from Central Washington University-Lynnwood on Wednesday February 3rd in Syre Foyer. An admissions representative will be at WCC to answer all of your questions about what their campus has to offer! Stop by Syre Foyer anytime from 10 am to 1 pm!

Are you close to graduating? Need to visit with our transfer advisor Jessica Larson? Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment!

WCC Scholarship Workshop!

Scholarship Info Session Flyer - 2016 - Landscape (002)Join us for a scholarship workshop Monday February 1st from 5:30-7:30pm in Heiner Auditorium! This is an invaluable resource to learn how to earn scholarships to fund your education.

RSVP now to save your spot! at
Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Need extra help?

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Do you need extra assistance in your math or chemistry course this quarter? Come utilize new and expanded Math Center tutoring hours on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm in the library! Get the extra help you need to be successful this quarter.

Any questions? Contact the Math Center at 360-383-4708!

40% Refund Deadline Approaching!


Heads-up! Winter quarter 40% refund deadlines are approaching! You must withdraw from your class by Monday January 25th in order to receive 40% of your tuition back. For WAOL online classes, you must withdraw by Sunday January 24th


Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment with an advisor, as withdrawing may impact your financial aid and your academic plan.

AgileGrad Degree Planning Sessions!

AGDo you have an up-to-date academic plan? Take advantage of our AgileGrad degree planning sessions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month! Join us in LDC 211 for the opportunity to work with an academic advisor for long-term degree planning and learn to use AgileGrad to make a plan for academic success.

Mark your calendar for one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 12th, 11:00-12:00 -Today!
  • Tuesday, January 26th, 2:00-3:00
  • Tuesday, February 9th,11:00-12:00
  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:00
  • Tuesday, March 8th, 11:00-12:00
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2:00-3:00

Have any questions? Contract Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080 to learn more about the AgileGrad workshops.


Winter Transfer Fair!

transfer fairIt’s that time! Join us this week for the winter quarter Transfer Fair on Wednesday January 13th from 10am to 1pm in Syre Student Center!

Visit with representatives from:
University of Washington
Western Washington University
Washington State University
Seattle University
Central Washington University
Western Governors University
Hawaii Pacific University
The Evergreen State College
Seattle Pacific University
Eastern Washington University
St. Martin’s University
…and more!

Bring a friend and learn more about credit transfer, degree programs, and how and when to apply!

Any questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080.

Winter Quarter Student Services Hours

extended hours 1Welcome back, Whatcom! For winter quarter, Whatcom Community College’s key student services in Laidlaw Center will offer the following hours to serve you, including Saturdays!

Entry & Advising, Admissions, Registration

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Financial Aid

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Financial Aid advisors are also available 5 – 6 p.m. Mondays in Entry & Advising

Cashier’s Window

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday

Please note: Please arrive and sign in at least one hour before closing. Advisors can assist you with your Advising, Registration and Financial Aid questions 9 a.m. – noon Saturdays in Laidlaw Center 116. Saturday advising will not be available Jan. 16 and Feb. 13 due to holidays.

Questions? Contact Entry & Advising, 360.383.3080