How To Register

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How to Register

New, Degree-Seeking Students

Please plan ahead! If you are new to WNCC, you must first complete the Application for Admission. An Admissions Counselor will then notify you of the necessary steps to continue the registration process including placement tests and orientation dates. If you are planning to enroll in six or more credits, you will be assigned a Success Coach to show you how to use the Student Planner and create a schedule for your first term. During your first semester, you will assigned a Faculty Advisor based on your degree program, who will help you build an academic plan of study and arrange class schedules for future semesters. New students must register in person unless other arrangements are made. 

It is recommended that students intending to register for the first time begin the process no less than one to two weeks prior to the start of the course. Earlier is better!

Returning Students

If you were previously a student, but have not been enrolled for at least one semester (excluding summers), you should start by contacting the Admissions Office. An Admissions Counselor will verify your program of study and Faculty Advisor and also determine if other steps are needed before you get registered. It is recommended that students intending to return to WNCC begin the process no less than one to two weeks prior to the start of the course. 

Once you have met with your Faculty Advisor and your academic plan has been reviewed and approved, you will be ready to register for classes using the Student Planner found on the WNCC portal

Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are simply taking a credit course enrichment, for transfer to another college, or you are a dual-credit student in high school, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download the registration form or obtain the registration form from your guidance counselor. Click here for large print version of the registration form.
  2. Complete all information on the form.
  3. Submit the form in one of the following ways:
    • Turn the form to the Student Services Office at your nearest WNCC campus in Alliance, Scottsbluff, or Sidney (see addresses at the bottom of page). 
    • Fax the form to 308.635.6732.
    • Email the form to
Changing Your Schedule
Prior to the start of a term, you may add or drop courses and make section changes; however, any changes that have not already been approved by your Faculty Advisor will require their approval before you will be able to complete registration. You may make the change in your plan, then notify your advisor using the Compose a Note feature on the Advising tab. You should send a request that your advisor review the changes to your plan and ask for their approval. It is also suggested that you also send an email to your advisor from this same tab asking them to review your changes in the Planner. Once your Faculty Advisor has reviewed your schedule, they can approve, make changes, or deny those changes and notify you using the Notes feature. Once all changes are approved, you may complete the registration by selecting the registration button on the appropriate course sections. 

Once the fall, spring, or summer term (including 1st 8-Week classes) has started, and if you are already registered for other courses prior to the first day of the term, you may add a course no later than the second class meeting. You may also change course sections by making the appropriate changes in your Student Planner on the WNCC portal prior to the second meeting of the class.

Registrar's Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.