College gives you options to meet your needs

Wilson Community College is gearing up for registration again, and we have options for anyone who wants to learn new skills, earn a degree or do something new.

Maybe you haven’t had an opportunity to start college and now you’re ready to get started. You don’t have to wait. Or maybe you’re already in college, but have taken fewer classes because of the effects of the pandemic and you’re hoping to get ahead in your educational goals. You may work full-time but want to go back to school and retrain for a career change.  Regardless of your motivations, it’s never too late — or too early — to get started.  Students always have a starting point at Wilson Community College.

During each fall and spring semester, WCC offers “mini-semesters” that are eight weeks long, but offer the same credits as a full semester. This can be a good option for students who want to complete a prerequisite course this fall to be able to take a higher-level course in the spring.

Students in these courses don’t have to do twice as much work, but they have to accomplish the same amount of work as a full semester course in half the time. Students are encouraged to take this into account when considering taking a course in a compressed format. Our next eight-week session starts Oct. 18 and runs through Dec. 14.

Our winter term offers 30 courses that are only five weeks long and are all completely online. Winter session classes will run from Dec. 1 to Jan. 3. WCC started offering winter term courses two years ago to serve students who might need additional classes that could be completed over a winter break. Since then, we have doubled the course offerings and enrollment.

These winter courses are perfect for students who want to earn additional credit before the start of the regular spring semester or those home from other colleges and universities for the holidays. There are classes in business, English, math, psychology, communications, history and Spanish, just to name a few, and students can take up to two classes during the session. Just keep in mind that visiting students taking winter semester courses are classified as special credit (non-degree seeking), so financial aid may not apply.

And we’re also ready to meet with students to begin planning out their spring semester. It may seem a little early to start thinking about getting enrolled for January, but the admissions and financial aid processes take time, so starting now will help ensure that everything is complete and in place. Registering early is also the best way to get into classes that are in high demand. These classes start Jan. 6.

So, whether you are a current student, a new, first-time student or you’re coming from another college or university, we are here to help you navigate the admissions and registration process. We offer convenient online tuition and fee payment options, and financial aid is available for eligible students.

Visit the college’s website on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. to talk with a staff member during our live Ask Anything virtual sessions. Feel free to contact a staff member in admissions or the financial aid office for more information. We are here to help!

Registration for the next eight-week session begins Oct. 13. Registration for winter session and spring semester early registration starts Nov. 8.  Visit our website at for a step-by-step guide on the admissions process.

For more information about all classes and programs, or to register, call us at 252-291-1195 or visit our website at At #WilsonCC, we make Wilson work.


• Oct. 6 — Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eagles Center.

• Oct. 7 — Cyber Safe in the Gigabit City v3.0 virtual event.

• Oct. 7 — New student orientation and nursing information session, both online.

• Oct. 11-12 — Fall break.

• Oct. 13 — Registration for second eight-week fall courses.

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