Wayne State College

New Student Registration

Preparing for Course Registration

We want to help you understand your course schedule requirements before you register. So, review this information before you arrive on campus. For specific program requirements on your major, visit www.wsc.edu/programs.

Your Course Schedule
Classes are held on a semester basis (August-December and January-May). Students select new classes each semester. The registration schedule is new each semester and is found on our website. The number of hours you have completed determines when you can register and the schedules are available at www.wsc.edu/records-registration.

Transfer of College Courses
Classes taken before you register, including dual credit courses taken in high school or at another college/university, may transfer to WSC. To receive credit, you need to request an official transcript from the college/university where you earned the credit. This transcript must be sent to the Admissions Office. An evaluation of your credit will be completed at that time and the results will be posted to your WildcatsOnline student account. If possible, bring a list of classes you have already completed to NSR.

CLEP Tests
You may wish to consider the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to earn college credit without taking classes if you have strong background in a subject or wish to study to pass a CLEP exam. There is a fee for the exam, but no additional charge for credit hours received. Learn more.

Honors Program
Be sure to mention your participation in the Honors Program to your advisor for proper course placement.

General Education
All students are required to complete 30 credits of General Studies classes, one course from each of the 10 categories.

Advanced Placement (AP)
Students may be awarded college credit on the basis of scores earned on the College Entrance Examination Board tests. Grades of 3, 4, or 5 may receive credit on corresponding college classes. Please send official AP scores to the registrar to receive credit.

Students may need to consider athletic participation, marching band, choir or part-time jobs when selecting classes. Please talk to your advisor about scheduling conflicts.

Course Specifics

  1. Courses numbered 100-199 are typically for freshmen and sophomores.
  2. Courses numbered 200-499 are typically for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 
  3. Courses numbered above 500 are for graduate students.  
  4. Students work with academic advisors to select appropriate courses for the first semester depending on student major and/or academic interest. 
  5. The number of credit hours assigned to a class represents the number of hours a student spends in the classroom/lab each week.
  6. Students should plan to spend two hours or more per week outside of class for each hour enrolled to prepare for the class and complete class assignments.
  7. Every class will have a list of course deadlines, requirements, grading, and attendance policies called a syllabus, which is shared at the beginning of each semester

Math Placement Test Available (not required)
During registration, students will be placed in appropriate mathematics courses based on ACT math scores.