If you plan on taking a course or courses to transfer to the college or university where you are a current student or if you plan to take credit classes for personal or professional enrichment rather than toward earning a degree, you are a special credit or visiting student. Special Credit students must meet course prerequisites and/or co-requisites and present documentation showing previous coursework or successful placement test scores if applicable. Special Credit students meet with a special credit advisor at the time of registration. Students who accumulate 13 hours of course credit are encouraged to see a counselor and declare a major. NOTE: Students receiving financial aid cannot be declared Special Credit; in order to receive aid, they must enroll in a diploma or degree program.
Follow these steps to enroll as a Special Credit student:
- Go to www.ncresidency.org and select “Complete Residency Determination”. Follow the steps to obtain a residency certification number (RCN).
- Complete and submit an application for admission online through CFNC.org. Please note the username and password used to complete the residency determination and to complete the online application for admission will be the same. In addition, you will be unable to submit your application for admission without the RCN.
- Submit transcript(s). Official transcripts are not required. However, placement tests scores or high school/college transcripts will need to be provided if you wish to take a course with a prerequisite. You can mail or bring the transcript(s) to the Admissions Office in Student Development, F-100. Note: If the original copy of your transcript is written in a non-English language, a certified English translation is required.
- Placement testing may be required for certain courses with a prerequisite. If you do not meet the course prerequisite by prior course work or other placement testing waiver requirements, then you will be required to take a placement test before enrolling in the course.
- Activate your Wilson Community College Student Account. Your username is set up within 48 hours after completing the admissions process. You will receive notification on how to activate your college e-mail, Student Planning, and Moodle accounts, which allow you to communicate with us and for you to receive important information related to admissions, financial aid, advising, and registration. Check your college e-mail on a daily basis. This is the college’s official form of communication. A hard copy may not be sent in the mail.
- Register for classes using Student Planning or by contacting someone in Student Development.
- Payment and Preparation. You are responsible for paying for your classes by the payment due date each semester. Visit Student Development in F-100 to have your Student ID made. Students do not need a parking permit to park on campus; however, students are allowed to park only in designated student parking. Textbooks can be purchased online or at the Campus Bookstore in G201. Before the start of the semester, you may want to use the Campus Map to find your classes.